Bluestone inspiration

I've been looking for some bluestone inspiration online given my impending bluestone acquistion and came across a couple ideas that might be a jumping-off point for something that could work. Hopefully these will inspire someone out there to throw me a great idea.

This is a path from Fine Gardening magazine that uses a whole bunch of materials:



And here's your basic grass/moss growing between the stones thing that does make it a bit more casual. Of course all of these are patio ideas and I'm not sure I have a need for a patio ... although there may be an option for that (stay tuned!). This is from Yardscapes, Inc.


OK ... so does that help someone out there have a great idea? Please share it!

3 comments :

  1. love the grass growing in the pavers...we did a similar thing, but filled with space with white pebbles, looks great!

    sArah

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  2. Nice to know it worked for someone, Sarah! I'm really grooving on making some sort of path out of multiple materials like in that first example, but since I only have a source (at least currently) for free bluestone, and not anything else, I can see that becoming rather pricey. Still stewing about it ... probably will all winter.

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  3. You know, the Lake Michigan shoreline is a treasure trove of materials thanks to the glacial gravel. There's beautiful, naturally-honed black basalt pavers, earthy sandstones...an immense selection to choose from. I'm doing a foot-wide, 17 ft diameter accent perimeter from these basalt pebbles....each pebble is both round and slightly angular with a single flat surface. If that flat surface is laid upright in a bed of black mortar, they interlock into a pretty gorgeous, tight pattern where very little of the mortar is even visible..... is a great contasting compliment to bluestone. I like the patchwork pattern - lots of precise cutting! Brooks

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