June 24, 2009
Obviously, as long as I’m living in Manhattan, I will never have the luxury of having a garden. That’s just the way it is, I’ve come to terms with it. But, I’m just going to use my imagination here and say, if I did have space for a garden, I might consider designing a gravel garden.
The most common types of stones used for gravel gardens are water-worn stones: called pea gravel if particles are small; true gravel, if crushed to a gravel size; or more jagged stone chippings, which are available in a wider choice of tones (grey, yellow and red, and even in white).
And, as with all good design, the surroundings matter, so the coloring of the stones and your house will determine the floral aspect.
Sounds easy enough. It’s settled, I’m definitely doing this if I ever leave New York…oh who am I kidding, there’s a better chance at me winning the lottery than moving away from here, but I can at least get my rooftop 🙂