As it turns out, you don't need sleight of hand or even mud to design gravity-defying cairns. You do need a bit of patience, though, and a knack for "knowing the rocks," according to Michael Grab, an land artist who has been balancing rocks since 2008. He builds his sculptures with rocks from the natural landscape, usually alongside water.
As a seasoned and well-traveled garden writer, Noel Kingsbury has long observed the work and aesthetics of some of the leading designers of our time. So the prospect of him guiding us through their own gardens is one of great promise, even excitement. The result is a new title from Pavilion Books, Garden Designers at Home, in which Kingsbury and a legion of photographers reveal the personal gardens of 27 designers of international renown. Six are in Europe, 12 in Britain, and another six in the United States.
When you make your home near Colorado's ineffably beautiful forests and majestic mountains, how can your residential landscape compete with the natural landscape?