Balancing Rock Garden, Part 1
On the Buzz Around Hamburg Garden Walk this past July, in Hamburg, NY, I came across this unique and really cool garden. It had the expected annuals & perennials that you'd find in any Western New York garden, (and honestly I don't remember noticing the plants at all) but what made it standout was the balanced rocks throughout the entire garden. Rocks balanced on other rocks, or balanced on sticks.
The precariously-placed rocks were a delight. You've got to have some stones to spend so much time balancing stones and then inviting the public into your garden. No telling how much time was spent re-stacking stones.
This post only shows half of their garden, I'll post the other half in a day or two -- their other pergola, waterfall, creek, teak path, and more stonework!
|The odder the shape of the stones, the more interesting the balancing act.|
|The overall garden had gravel paths around garden beds, along with a swinging chair, picnic table and pergola.|
|Even pots get a perch on well-placed rocks.|
|Stones-on-a-stick! As interesting as any flowers.|
|This garden rocks! (Had to write that to get it out of my head.)|
|Henry Moore or less...|
|There were even spitting rocks.|
|I guess there were some flowers. I hadn't noticed those...|