Karen Layne wrote:Don't mean to hijack but there are "rock hounds" among us.
I found this rock in the gravel road in front of the house. The gravel source, I believe, is in Blue Ridge, VA.
I took a couple of pics. It's an inch by inch and a half, baby blue, vitreous, translucent, obsidian like. Any ideas?
Maureen Atsali wrote:... BUT...
We trim our grass with a slasher (Long, sharp metal swing blade.) Can't figure out how we would trim around all the rocks and keep things looking neat and tidy.
Maureen Atsali wrote: Another but... it gets really hot here during the dry season... am afraid if I use the rocks to ring garden beds or trees, or as mulch, I might be creating a little oven. Maybe there is something I am not understanding about the thermodynamics of rock-mulching... ?
Laura Johnson wrote:I keep digging up small rocks in the garden. Put them to good use on the outside uprights of my recycled greenhouse. Also adds some thermo mass.
Maureen Atsali wrote: This thread and all the beautiful photos have been really inspiring... BUT...We trim our grass with a slasher (Long, sharp metal swing blade.) Can't figure out how we would trim around all the rocks and keep things looking neat and tidy.
Gail Gardner wrote:
What is holding them to the building? I've been giving a lot of thought recently to how to turn the rocks into the walls of raised beds. Has anyone else build raised beds using rocks and mortar or maybe even rocks and native clay?
Gail Gardner wrote:Has anyone else build raised beds using rocks and mortar or maybe even rocks and native clay?
C.C. Castro wrote:Wow I love this thread about rocks! So many great ideas.
I'm building a labyrinth from rocks on my property. Only have the center "rose" done so far. It's about 40 feet diameter right now. Should be about 100 feet when completed, which will take years.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:I know this is perhaps a bit OT, and this kind of paint isn't the most eco thing, but I thought these mandala stones were quite beautiful.
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