Extended exisiting network of walls and walks and added sculptural features to a country garden tucked into a Vermont hollow.
“Listening to Stone” by Dan Snow, who has been building stone walls and other structures without mortar for more than 30 years, is practical enough to tempt gardeners to put aside the trowel and start gathering rocks. The photographs by Peter Mauss evoke the powerful spirit of place that local stone imparts. And it’s a pleasure to hear the builder’s voice again, as honest and unpretentious as the stone he advises us to gather from our fields and woods. In describing one project on an old Vermont homestead, he tells of using long slabs to span the gaping holes in a dilapidated stone wall. The result, “Walking Wall,” is like an American Stonehenge. – Anne River, The New York Times