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Category: Garden Design
10 Jun
2019

Moving Together

We really enjoy our clients and Gretchen and Roy are no exception. A few years ago they asked us to help them with their garden and patio in Dawsonville, Georgia. Jason and I worked with them to design a patio that harmonized with their lifestyle and tastes. Eclectic and fun! Last year, they told us..

06 Jun
2019

Divide and Conquer

Dividing perennials is an essential part of the maintenance of a garden. Plants work as hard as they can to grow as large as they can, and in ornamental gardens we give them every advantage. This means that the roots in the center of a perennial can become so densely overgrown and tangled that they..

29 May
2019

Going Native

I asked a friend and fellow master gardener, Janet Martin to write about gardening with native plants. Janet is using native plants exclusively in her North Georgia home and she explains why she is only using natives. (The photos are taken from Janet’s garden.)   Shall I Plant Natives or Exotics? Whether you’re starting a..

21 May
2019

What’s Happening Now: I am melting

This post was going to be about the beautiful winter annuals that were still blooming a few weeks ago. However, the heat took me by surprise; I was not expecting this much heat this early. We have just finished planting the summer annuals and summer veggies in our gardens. These newly installed plants are going..

24 Apr
2019

Be Picky about Your Mulch

Mulch is an essential part of any landscape. It helps the ground retain moisture and adds nutrients to the soil as it decomposes. Mulch can also help protect your plants from winter freezes, acting as a natural insulation barrier. Where as nature uses fallen leaves and dead plants as mulch, landscapers and homeowners prefer a..

11 Apr
2019

What’s Happening Now – April

We are officially two weeks into spring and no one has told the weather. These random cold snaps can be deadly for plants that are just sprouting and potted plants. If you’re worried about the new little shoots in your garden, try covering them with plastic or garden fleece. This will help keep them from..

09 Apr
2019

Sit A While

At Art of Stone Gardening, our goal is to help you enjoy your outdoor spaces. We plant flowers, build decorative walls, fix drainage issues, prune and maintain gardens to create a beautiful and functional space for you and your family. We want these areas to be used and admired, we want you to be able..

04 Apr
2019

Featuring Water Features

Fountains are a  beautiful center piece that can be integrated into any garden. They create focal points, seating areas, and conversation starters.  Most fountains can be sorted into two categories; with a pond or with out. Beyond that, fountains come in every shape, material and size you can imagine. This fountain, with water pouring from..

20 Mar
2019

Veggie Garden to Veggie Table

Has anyone else noticed the growing trend of home gardens? Between the shift towards green living, food preppers, and the general concern of healthier living, more and more people are deciding to grow their own food. Having a home vegetable garden saves you money on grocery bills, teaches kids hands-on life lessons, and can give..

13 Mar
2019

Whats Happening Now, March

As spring draws ever closer, more and more flowers are starting to bloom. Including the beautiful Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata). It’s  deciduous, meaning it looses it’s leaves in the fall, and has bright white flowers that bloom in early spring. With all the rain that we’ve been having, one of our clients was having difficulty..