The Garden Guide

Book: The Principles of Landscape Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 2: Compositional Elements of Landscape Gardening

The judicious distribution of stones

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1532. The judicious distribution of stones, in situations where they are not evidently foreign to the character of soil and surface, may greatly heighten wildness and picturesque beauty (fig. 251.). Every thing, however, will depend on the manner in which this is done; they must not be merely laid down at random on the surface (a), or formally joined together (b), or merely connected, which, however, is better (c); but grouped with taste (d), and partially concealed by vegetation, and sunk in the soil (f, g).