Natural Stone Products
Besides our excellence in creating beautiful and creative landscaping for our clients, we stand out in our ability to work with stone and produce a unique line of natural stone products for your garden. Below are examples of our products that we sell at our Display Garden which is open by appointment or during special scheduled events throughout the landscape season. Because our inventory is extensive and unique, we are unable to show our inventory online, but this will give you an idea of what we carry when you visit.
Our Stone Benches
Each natural stone bench we produce is one-of-a-kind. Made from a variety of granites and limestones from different geographical areas, each piece may vary in color and have unique markings. Some styles include one-piece, two or three legged, free-form, chunky and more. They may have a polished top as more refined look or a natural, unpolished top for an organic feel. No matter what bench appeals to you, when any of our benches are placed in a landscape, they create an air of uniqueness, a piece of art, and a focal point. Whether it be placed in your front entry, backyard garden, fire pit area, or on a patio, our natural stone benches invite you in to relax and enjoy. Please give us a call to make an appointment to visit our Display Garden in Inver Grove Heights or come to one of our scheduled open events. Below are examples of benches we have made.
Our Granite Birdbaths
Below are a few examples of our hand-crafted granite birdbaths. We have many to choose from at our Display Garden in Inver Grove Heights. They range from small 12" high butterfly baths to 40" high giant birdbaths. The majority of our birdbaths are two pieces, a base and top, However, we do have some ground birdbaths that can also be used as pet water bowls. We craft them with a shallow bowl which is just the way our birds like them! Our birdbaths can also stay out all winter long...they look beautiful with snow on them in the winter.
Custom Stonework and Sculpture
Because of our expertise in working with stone, we enjoy using our creativity to sculpture unique pieces. We especially love when the source of the raw stone is reclaimed from old buildings, bridges or has other stone of historical significance. Below are a few of the pieces that we have made and have been placed in various gardens throughout the Twin Cities.
Basalt and Granite Columns
Stone columns are a unique way to incorporate natural art to your landscape. Whether it's columnar basalt with its crystal, multi-sided shape or granite reclaimed curb stones, when placed vertically can be used at an entrance of a pathway, to mark a transition in a garden, soften a corner of a house or add height as a focal point where needed in a design. Because of their incredible aesthetic value, we use them in many of our landscape projects. We have also drilled these columns and made them into water features. Many of our granite columns have been sandblasted to use as address stones for an entry or with a favorite team logo for a fun focal point in a garden.
Stone Fairy Homes
Our natural stone fairy houses are very popular with everyone...they are for the magical little people in your garden! Most of our fairy houses are hand-crafted from weathered limestone with reclaimed cedar fencing or redwood for the doors. We also have our Magic Mountain fairy houses that are made of a variety of different stones mortared together. Below are examples of a few we have made. Behind the doors are areas drilled out in the stone for a special place for notes, trinkets, or whatever your imagination desires. You can purchase our fairy homes by visiting our Display Garden by appointment or at a few select events during the year. Please visit our special section, Stone Fairy Homes, for more information and our inventory for purchasing online.
Lanterns and Other Imported Items
Besides the stone items that we manufacture ourselves at our shop, we carry a variety of imported items such as lanterns and stone animals. Adding a lantern or a cute stone owl adds interest to your garden. Please contact us regarding our inventory or make an appointment to visit our Display Garden. We also sell these and other items that we do not make at our booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
Our unique natural stone benches are a perfect way to pay tribute to a special person or occassion, or as a memorial to a loved one. It is a wonderful part of our business to know that our stone benches have been placed at many churches, cemeteries, parks and private homes as a special remembrance. Our benches can be personalized with either a bronze plaque that is inset into the stone face of the bench or by sandblasting your personal message directly into the bench. Helping with all aspects of the memorial process from choosing the perfect bench, ordering the plaque or sandblasting, and finally delivery and placement of the memorial is a service we provide to our clients. Below are some examples of the memorial benches we have done in the past. Please contact us with questions regarding purchasing a special memorial.
For those who have lost an adored pet, we understand the importance of choosing a special remembrance to find comfort in your pet's passing. We believe the most natural and beautiful way to pay tribute to your special companion is with either a pet urn or marker made from natutural stone boulders. The memorial urns are drilled out in the bottom to hold your pet's ashes and sealed with a water-tight cap. The markers are not drilled in the bottom, simply a beautiful memorial to mark a special place outside. Both the urns and markers come with an engraved plaque personalized with your special message. Please visit our special section, Precious Pet Memorials, for more information and our inventory for purchasing online.