Designers around the world have been creating stone garages for more than 2,000 years.
While many people will have their own ideas, a new breed of stone gardeners has started to make their own designs and make them available to the public.
The new generation of stone garage designers have been using a combination of modern and classic designs to create their designs, said Kristen Stang, who teaches stone gardening at Southern Illinois University.
“We’re talking about a lot of different things, but they’re all connected and they’re just all about the same idea,” she said.
Stang has been teaching her classes for several years, and she says the popularity of stone gardening has made her think about how to incorporate modern designs into her classes.
“When I was teaching stone gardening in the 90s, I used to use stone garden as a way to teach people about sustainability and the importance of taking care of the environment,” she explained.
“I think now we’re really reaching a tipping point where the people that are going to be the ones that are making the stone garden are people who are really passionate about sustainability, and really invested in their surroundings.”
Stang said she was inspired by the idea of a stone garden because her students were looking for ways to create an organic garden that they could live in.
“They want to feel part of their environment and they want to be able to have a part of the garden that’s not just a piece of land,” she added.
“That’s the way I see it, that’s how I see stone garden and I think it’s really a great opportunity to bring people together.”
Stone gardens are a great way to incorporate sustainable designs into an indoor garden, and they can be very rewarding to create, said Stang.
She said the key to creating a stone gardens design is to be creative and creative with the materials.
“The thing that I love about these types of gardens is they’re so much more than just stone,” she continued.
“You can use any kind of stone or whatever you want to use, but it’s important to make sure you don’t forget the stones that you used to do the design on.
You don’t want to reuse the stone that you’ve used for the previous design.
The other thing is, the idea that you use the same materials that you have for the design, it gives you a really good sense of continuity and it also means that you can have a little bit of the design and the stone work together.”
The key to using the right materials to create your stone garden is to choose a material that you’re willing to share with the community, said Dr. Sarah Sondra, who works with the Woodland Institute, a nonprofit group that promotes sustainable design.
“This is a very beautiful piece of earth and the best thing about the wood is it has this wonderful natural wood that’s going to sustain the trees,” she told ABC News.
“So when you make the design for this stone garden, you want it to feel really natural.
You want it not to be just an ornament that’s just a reflection of your designs, but a reflection that’s also a reflection and it will really be a reflection from the wood itself.”
While the materials used to create the stone gardens are very unique, many of the designers that are using the materials that are in the market today are just starting to learn how to create stone gardens, said Sondara.
“In many cases, people don’t even know what a stone is,” she stressed.
“There are a lot more people that don’t know what they’re doing.”
Sturgess said she’s happy to have the stone community learning about the material and how it can be used.
“What I like about this is that it’s a new movement and it’s just so new and so fresh,” she exclaimed.
“People are taking this new material and using it and learning from it, and that’s what I’m really excited about.”
Stone gardeners have been taking their art into the future, and this new generation is looking to create sustainable designs that are a part and parcel of what they do, Stang added.