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How to use stone—in walls, walkways, terraces, and more—to create beautiful, lasting gardens. Stone furnishes the framework, the structure, and the sense of permanence that transforms gardens. Whether in the form of retaining walls or benches, terraces or walkways, as bold standing stones or as boulders at the edge of a small stream or pond, stone lends a garden focus, providing the perfect foil to plants. In this lavishly illustrated book, readers are inspired to think creatively and practically about the many roles stone can play in their gardens. More than one hundred color photographs show ways in which stone graces great gardens from around the world. One hundred detailed drawings give readers the know-how to complete a wide range of projects with confidence and finesse. A full-color visual index of fifty-three widely available varieties of stone lets readers select the right color and texture for their purpose and overall plan, and a comprehensive list of resources nationwide tells how to find skilled stonemasons and where to buy stone. 125 color photographs, 100 drawings.