Designing with Stone
Whether laid flat, stacked, loose or alone as an accent, stone is an integral part of most garden designs.  Whether used in walls, paths or decks and no matter the type, it's a versatile material and knowing a bit about using it (and how to avoid problems) can be a tremendous help to any landshaper.   These days, stone is quarried and can be moved to where you are from anyplace around the globe, provided your clients are ready to pick up the eye-popping cost of freight.  But almost every area also has local sources of supply - a big advantage not only because you and your clients can easily see what you're getting, but also because local stone tends to fit better into naturalistic landscapes.    Beyond the practicalities of