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Texas Gardening: Stepping Stones

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austinram
Midlothian, TX

June 4, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9151588

My New Project

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9151809

Very nice Austin.
grits74571
Talihina, OK

June 5, 2012
6:45 PM

Post #9153860

Austin are the black stones obsidian???

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 5, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9154000

Great job, Austin!! Are these for your garden?
austinram
Midlothian, TX

June 7, 2012
8:38 PM

Post #9156499

Grits: they are just decorative pebbles.

Stephanie: Thank you! Yes, they will lead from our deck to my garden!
grits74571
Talihina, OK

June 8, 2012
4:51 AM

Post #9156711

very nice I to make concrete things for my garden maybe try one with a lagre flower imbedded in it then peel out the flower and leave the imprint forever
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9156767

That is a great idea too. One brave lady from our garden club organized several stepping stone sessions.She used plastic plant trays as moulds. It was alot of fun to decorate like you did, Austinram. Definitely need some muscle power to to lift and mix the concrete. What did you use as a mould?

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9156786

Hi Austin...glad you got your own DG account! You need to post some pictures of your garden as you get it going. Love the stones that are handmade, they last so much longer than those chalky ones you buy.
sweetmommy
Fulshear, TX
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2012
10:41 AM

Post #9158173

How pretty! I've done some with leaves that crumble away after the concrete has dried but they leave a nice, detailed impression.
austinram
Midlothian, TX

June 13, 2012
5:35 AM

Post #9163264

Ya'll have Awesome ideas! Thanks!

Ya'll have a good one!, Austin
grits74571
Talihina, OK

June 13, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9163724

Austin Check out a couple of projects I have done the first one I ever did was using an Elephant Ear leaf as a pattern plus I sent to page that I copied from..
austinram
Midlothian, TX

July 9, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9199030

Sorry everybody I have not been on in a couple of weeks...

Grits: That is an AWESOME idea, I may have to steal it from you... haha

These are some of the ones I have done recently...

The one with the broken pieces was kind of random...
austinram
Midlothian, TX

July 9, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9199041

Hey Grits,
What magazine or website did you get the idea from?
Thanks, Austin
grits74571
Talihina, OK

July 9, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9199277

From Garden gate Magazine i can send it as an attch in regular e mail I am pretty sure it is copyrighted but we are not profiting by this exchange of ideas and I was a paying subscriber..Liked the mag but it go too much about the Northeast (sorry Carrie) for my uses,but still a great read ..
austinram
Midlothian, TX

July 13, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9203800

Oh! I get that magazine. Its pretty neat. Thanks!

- Austin

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 13, 2012
7:32 PM

Post #9274523

Ooh, Austin...You need to make some to bring to the swap! Or at least bring one for a door prize so we can fight over it!! LOL!
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 16, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9277146

Austin absolutely beautiful
austinram
Midlothian, TX

October 3, 2012
8:34 PM

Post #9295290

Thank you guys!

Sheila, I think I might just bring one as a door prize. :)

I'm going to take pictures of all of them that I have made and post them on this thread.

-- Austin
austinram
Midlothian, TX

October 3, 2012
8:55 PM

Post #9295315

Here they are. (actually, this isn't all of them) :)

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 3, 2012
9:26 PM

Post #9295341

They look super Austin, one of these days I am going to take time to try some too.
tx_flower_child
Dallas, TX

October 29, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9319594

Austin, do any of the embedded materials (stones, pebbles, glass, etc) get slippery when wet? Since I have a large yard with a long walk to the alley, AND I don't have a sidewalk or any hardscaping (yet), I would kinda like to know if 'slippery when wet'. Thanks. Love your work!
austinram
Midlothian, TX

January 3, 2013
1:52 PM

Post #9374393

Tx flower child: I am very I am so late answering your question. The answer to your question is I push the pebbles, stones, etc. down enough so that it is almost but not quite level with the cement. (Sticking up a little). I try to make sure that they aren't slippery when wet. Haha.

Have a good one!
-- Austin
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2013
9:24 AM

Post #9389157

I am going to attempt stepping stones Austin... my issue is getting the cement the right consistency. I already bought a bag of cement & tried using it to anchor something but someone was able to dislodge the stone so I am wondering if I did n't add enough to make it stronger!
I've done mosaics on a table but never an actual stone so I am excited about doing one...when it's warmer of course!!! hahahahahaha
austinram
Midlothian, TX

March 18, 2013
9:42 AM

Post #9453504

@ cindylove: sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Did you add some mortar?

Have a good one!

--Austin
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2013
3:52 PM

Post #9455119

No I didn't, thank you very much ...I will look into it at Lowe's (etc).

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