Boulder and rock decorating, I didn't know what else to put this under, maybe

@writersedge (22579)
United States
November 11, 2009 6:19am CST
there is a landscaping topic here, but I don't have it on my list and this is a one time thing, I think. Anyway, more and more people where I live are decorating with rocks and boulders. Some have been to workshops on different theories and traditions. I grew up with stone walls, but that's as far as I would go to use rocks to decorate with. Some people are putting huge boulders or rows of rocks on their property. It looks forbidding to me. Probably keeps people from driving through their houses. Must be rough to mow around. What do you think?
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@celticeagle (122705)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Nov 09
I live in an area that have alot of interesting rock around. Near a river we have all kinds of river rock and rock used in our capitol building here as well. We have businesses around here that cut into the boulders and make beautiful etching on them of deer or elk or other animals and the names of the family. They are also colored and are very nice. There are hedge trimmers and such that can be used in mowing the lawn and getting aroung large rocks. I think it is very nice looking and am used to seeing it all over my area here.
@celticeagle (122705)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Nov 09
That does sound pretty boring.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I like your ideas and some of the ones here. If I ever do it, I won't be boring, I'll do it with panashe!
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@celticeagle (122705)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Nov 09
Ah, yes, panashe! If in my treck through this life I run across any boulders or rocks with 'panashe' on them I will know that you must have passed that way.
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@calai618 (1779)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Wow. I am in the design industry and I have to admit that i am really into those kinds of innovations. i also love decorating with nature or encorporating nature into our designs. this way, we cannot harm nature but instead, live with it. Very ideal!
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@calai618 (1779)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Lol, you'll get used to it.. you just have to accept that these are the things which are aesthetically-pleasing to them..As long as they aren't doing it on your yard, then you should be fine lol.. Or maybe it is just a current fad and will eventually go out of fashion in your place..just pray that it will vanish the soonest possible time..personally though, I love their courage. though it is what's popular in your place, I still think that it took them courage to decide on having those since those aren't really the traditional stuff used in decorating or landscaping..at least they aren't sticking with the norm (for the most people)..
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I like Celtic Eagles' areas' idea. Colorful or animal etchings, something, grey rocks and boulders in an area with limited sunshine. Grey with more grey is part of the problem. I hope my car never slightly veers off the road or the boulders will be my problem and with zero streetligthts in many places, those rocks at dusk can be a problem. Take care.
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@ElicBxn (60951)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I actually rather like them, but then again, I like rocks I have a couple of takes on them tho. I like to see them arranged in a way that looks like nature left them there best - in a real looking pile, with smaller stones around them. I also like them when they are arranged to look like maybe they were put there for some reason a long time ago - think stone circle or such. I can't really say I object to them being used as buffers between house and street - there was a bad accident adverted here because the family put a large bolder in their yard after having a couple of cars "park" in it, and this time the car had been coming so fast, it would've "parked" in their HOUSE! I do know that when I was a child, we twice lost young trees to drunks driving across the yard - we were lucky that there wasn't a big turn or we could've well had the same drunks in the living room instead...
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Nov 09
We have a cement porch, it would be hard to get into our house unless they went airborn and between two trees, possible, but not probable. I think they should either be natural looking or purposeful, too. Looks strange, a rock, a few feet, a rock, a few feet, a rock. Good thing they did have that boulder, otherwise, like you said, very dangerous to have cars come through the walls of your house. Thanks and take care.
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@carolbee (16233)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Not sure about boulders but have seen some in front yards around here to keep the traffic from running over their lawns. All of the homes I have seen are corner homes. I like the idea of decorating rocks. That might be a new craft craze that could be fun and interesting. I could see putting some together with glue and making animals or simple objects from the smaller rocks.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Celtic Eagle and Pergrammo had some great ideas. Wish people had more imagination like them.
@carolbee (16233)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I could see painting rocks and building something for kids or just basic art decor for a special room or living area.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Nov 09
That sounds interesting. I saw an underground home that was cobblestone on the inside. There is a neat house that is cobble stone on the outside with a cobblestone fireplace.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Well we put rocks around everywhere to keep from mowing and it looks nice to us. We love the natural look. We are going to do many more rock walk ways and rock walls to have around those special plants that we want to keep the dog out of and keep from mowing around. Hope you have a great day!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Nov 09
Pebble walkways are nice, I like those. Slate walkways in gardens are nice. Gray boulders on grey days do nothing for me. Boulders every so often that are grey across peoples lawns like they're trying to keep terrorists out, does nothing for the eye appeal of their place for me. I think they increase the amount of yard work because you have to use weedwackers around them and they ruin the weed wackers.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Nov 09
Rock walls or stone walls, I like, too. We need some on our property and may make.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
14 Nov 09
[b]Depending on the shape, color, & arrangement, it could be very pretty, or not. Rows of rocks might resemble Fred Flintstone's yard, though... I'm guessing you're not a big fan of zen stone gardens, yes? Unless the rocks were too close to one another to mow between them, it shouldn't be a big problem. If they were close, a good landscaper would take the time to hand trim, if necessary. I love the way most stone looks & feels, & I miss being in an area where it's popular to use for decoration, with exceptions. Even then, it tends to be unattractive limestone. Boring & drab. I long to see again the huge, mossy slumbering boulders so plentiful in western Pennsylvania, or the red granite of the Grand Canyon, among other beautiful stones! Maggiepie IMPEACH HIM![/b]
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Nov 09
Zen gardens tend to be beautiful, at least the ones I've seen on TV. I'm just not a fan of a row of gray boulders in an area with lots of gray days already. The anti-terrorist look doesn't impress me with anything but terrorist paranoia. Mossy would be a definite improvement, colorado colors would be wonderful.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
13 Nov 09
I SURE am glad you cannot see my property...all my gardens are rock gardens, as it is the cheapest and easiest way for me to build raised beds, utilize the plethora of rocks on my property, and to build retaining walls! Must admit, some of them I couldn't move on my own, but a friend stored a backhoe here, gave me lessons, and I had a ball! And, I truly see a lot of beauty in rocks, some of their colors are spectacular! ROCK ON! Cheers!
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
14 Nov 09
[b]I must agree, what you describe sounds very pedestrian & unattractive. Maybe you could sneak over some night & paint them some pretty colors, at lease? Blue comes to mind... Maggiepie IMPEACH HIM![/b]
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Nov 09
And get nailed for vandalism? In this state anyone can sue anyone or arrest anyone without even proof or provocation. The lawyers are the only ones with $ right now. The public defenders are useless, you night as well plead guilty or be your own lawyer.