Philip Dyer B.Ag.Sci.Hort        401-533-2865         Philip@Dyer-Design.com        Newport, Rhode Island

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Stonework & Paving

Choosing the right type of stone for paving, water falls, fountains, ponds and walls is a critical part of designing a harmonious and balanced garden.

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1-2. A teppanyaki (hibachi) BBQ set into natural edged slate. Stone waterfall with pond behind.

3. Columns of fieldstone with thermal bluestone caps mark the entrance to the home.

4. Transitional planting from the lawn to trees of mixed hydrangeas with an understory of ferns.

5. Custom built grill with single piece of bluestone. Overhead lighting provided by lamps on the arch.

6. Curved wall cap stones were custom cut. The fieldstone quarried on Aquidneck Island.

7-9. A bluestone path interplanted with ornamental grass leads to a wooden garden bench set amongst flowering shrubs and trees. Bluestone paving edged with granite cobbles curves gently up through the garden.

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A teppanyaki (hibachi) BBQ set into a huge slab of natural edged slate is the focus of this entertaining garden. The stone waterfall and pond behind gives a background of soft sound and the herbs in the garden bed are ready at hand for outdoor cooking.The spillway of this waterfall can be adjusted down to a gentle cascade over the local stone into the pond below.The entrance to the home is clearly presented, marked with well lit columns of fieldstone with thermal bluestone caps. In the background is the private sitting area off the home's living room behind the "sound hedge".
The firepit area shows, on the right, the transitional planting from the lawn to trees of mixed hydrangeas with an understory of ferns. The area drains surface water to the right and down the hill. A spring on the right slope is captured by buried perforated pipe and diverted away also.In the background is the custom built grill, the top of which is a single piece of bluestone almost 8’x4’. Soft lighting is provided by LEDs set under the wall cap stones whilst stronger overhead lighting is provided by lamps on the arch structure.The curved staircase flares from top to bottom. Curved wall cap stones were templated and custom cut off site. The fieldstone was quarried on Aquidneck Island.
Bluestone slabs lead in a gentle curve from the house to the lych gate through densely planted garden beds. bluestone path interplanted with ornamental grass leads to a wooden garden bench set amongst flowering shrubs and trees.Bluestone paving edged with granite cobbles curves gently up  through the garden. Individual elements of the the archway and seat add interest.

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