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How to Build a Dry Stack Stone Wall

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Retaining walls level a sloped site and provide plenty of places for planting. This wall is filled with fragrant herbs like rosemary and thyme.

Retaining walls level a sloped site and provide plenty of places for planting. This wall is filled with fragrant herbs like rosemary and thyme.

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Gardens: back to the stone age

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Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture. Learn more at http://landscaping.about.com/od/herbplants/p/creeping_thyme.htm

Creeping Thyme: It Creeps, It Covers, It Conquers

Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture. Learn more at http://landscaping.about.com/od/herbplants/p/creeping_thyme.htm

Build a Dry-Stacked Stone Retaining Wall. A stone wall assembled without mortar has a lot of crevices to plant in http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/dry-stacked-stone-retaining-wall.aspx

Build a Dry-Stacked Stone Retaining Wall. A stone wall assembled without mortar has a lot of crevices to plant in http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/dry-stacked-stone-retaining-wall.aspx

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pennsylvania bluestone drystack wall.  This would be nice for your courtyard walls (capped with coping).

pennsylvania bluestone drystack wall. This would be nice for your courtyard walls (capped with coping).

Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture. Learn more at http://landscaping.about.com/od/herbplants/p/creeping_thyme.htm

Creeping Thyme: It Creeps, It Covers, It Conquers

Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture. Learn more at http://landscaping.about.com/od/herbplants/p/creeping_thyme.htm

A rustic stone wall bridges the gap in a split-level landscape.

A rustic stone wall bridges the gap in a split-level landscape.

vines for spilling over stone walls

vines for spilling over stone walls

Hopefully this is what my garden wall will turn out to look like one day.  We're off to a good start!

Hopefully this is what my garden wall will turn out to look like one day. We're off to a good start!

dry stacked stone wall and steps.  I really have a thing for beautifully dry stacked stone!

dry stacked stone wall and steps. I really have a thing for beautifully dry stacked stone!

Stone wall and plants water feature - When I get a bigger garden!

Stone wall and plants water feature - When I get a bigger garden!

Love the low dry stacked wall with gravel for a walkway.

Love the low dry stacked wall with gravel for a walkway.

Did this stone wall on one side in front already, trying to choose flowers/shrubs now

Did this stone wall on one side in front already, trying to choose flowers/shrubs now

How to build a dry stacked stone wall...bottom 1/4 of my greenhouse wall

How to build a dry stacked stone wall...bottom 1/4 of my greenhouse wall