I visited a really unique garden this afternoon. And while the plant collection is “wow,” I wanted you to enjoy the three stone paths the owners built themselves. All three were done with great care. They selected the rock from a quarry near Oneonta. Now, they did not try to do it all at once, and part of the joy of their garden is to enjoy what they have done together and adding things in stages. It is almost impossible to design, or much less find someone to take the time and care to lay such intricate stone work. This did not happen overnight, but they had a pattern plan and a conceptual look they strived to accomplish. In fact, the light color half-square stone path was just added last year, and has not aged as long as the others. I think this is the kind of unique look, but still unified by the material and pattern, that makes this a memorable garden and proud homeowners.