Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Backyard Rock Garden

I had a couple of days... took up half my grass and put in a colorful rock garden in its place. I found that by making a track out of two lines of garden edging, I was able to pour concrete in the spiral shape that you see. This opens up limitless possibilities for making personal and lasting design lines in the garden.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pebble Mosaics

I just recently discovered a book called Complete Pebble Mosaic Handbook. This is a really beautiful and permanent way to incorporate art into your garden design.A pebble mosaic can be a small touch- a door mat- or an entire walkway. Two artists in particular, Jeffrey Bale and Maggy Howarth are well worth the look. This is right up my alley, obsessive and time-consuming! Let's put some into some San Gabriel Gardens!