Thinking of sprucing up your garden? Check out this step-by-step guide to building your own rock wall and improving the look of your garden. Stonework gives any garden — country or city, spacious or small — a feeling of permanence and calm and provides beautiful “bones” around which to arrange your plantings. Joanna Atherton’s award-winning garden north of Kingston, Ont., is one of the spacious sort. It’s half a hectare or so of retaining walls, terraces, paths and freestanding rock walls that support hundreds of shrubs, perennials and rare alpine plants.
Source: Canadian Living