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Category: Organic Gardening
17 Sep
2021

From Mudslide to Tranquil Terrace

Who’s ready to talk about drainage issues again? What can I say, water is everywhere and can do major damage to a landscape without proper guidance. In our many years of working on people’s yards, drainage is almost always a part of the project. Builders often create beautiful houses without giving much thought to the..

30 Aug
2021

When the Student Becomes the Master Gardener

“Master Gardener” sounds like quite the level of prestige but my friend, Terrie Thamer, is as down to earth as it gets… literally. With a garden in Gainesville known for its wild perennials, wonderful textures, and sprouting vegetables, Terrie is an amazing gardener and ally to the environmental community. She has worn many hats in..

10 Aug
2021

UGA Extension: We exist to serve you!

Ray Parker, Jr.’s lyrics* to the movie Ghostbusters say it all about the University of Georgia Extension service: If there’s somethin’ strange in the neighborhood (invasive wildlife) Who ya gonna call?   UGA Extension! There’s somethin’ weird and it don’t look good (improper pesticide usage) Who ya gonna call?  UGA Extension!  UGA Extension is this amazing service..

25 Jul
2021

Cottage Style Garden in Cleveland

Have you ever seen a beautiful home with an unfortunate front yard? The layout of the house, the steps, the driveway, the front porch – it may all be pretty and well-constructed, but without green grass and pops of floral color to frame and punctuate its beauty, the building may look like just that: a..

20 Jul
2021
Echinecia - Coneflower

Homegrown National Park

At Art of Stone Gardening, we are passionate about building gardens that check all the boxes: Beautiful Healthy Sustainable And while all 3 of those boxes are important, the third one can be the trickiest. How does one make a sustainable garden? What does it even mean to be sustainable? How does that benefit me?..

15 Jul
2021

Those Who Plant Together, Grow Together

Definition What is a community garden? Merriam-Webster tells us: Community: a unified body of individuals: such as people with common interests living in a particular area Garden: a plot of ground where herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables are cultivated When you put those two words together, you get a group of people who live in..

27 Jun
2021

Rose Lane Tells All

I have a dear friend and client named Pamela Keene who owns a beautiful 3 acre estate located in Flowery Branch, North Georgia. With its wide variety of flowers, vegetables, fruits, trees, and a unique collection of roses, Pam’s garden is a monumental triumph to say the least. Over the years Jason and I have..

23 May
2021
Gibbs Gardens aka Garden Expectations

Garden Expectations: Classic Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Garden Expectations developed by watching too much HGTV or visiting formal gardens are comparable to Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations – full of extreme imagery and a colorful cast of characters. The images presented by popular media outlets capture our attention and pull us into the belief that our gardens, homes, and lifestyles can be perfect,..

11 May
2021
Native Peace Garden

Sautee Nacoochee’s Native Peace Garden

Sautee Nacoochee Center’s Native Peace Garden – A Unique and Hidden Treasure At Art of Stone Gardening, one of our interests and specialties is native gardens. The use of native plants in any landscape is a major bonus because native plants support local fauna (insects, birds, other critters, etc.), bring resilience against pests, and have..

19 Apr
2021

Flourishing in the Spotlight

Have you ever bought lettuce from the grocery store and thought, surely there’s an easier, cheaper, and more sustainable way to do this? Well that was me this past year. I got tired of spending money on those packages of lettuce that come in giant plastic shells that I then have to recycle. As a..

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