GARDEN NOTEBOOK; Plant a Few Rocks, and They Take Over the Yard

”I can see how the stone was carved out of a hillside, its fissures and chips and cracks, and I imagine stonemasons building a bank or a courthouse in 1870 or 1880,” he said. The garden offers a sepia-tone album of early California history. His collection of stone from Colusa, Calif., includes a three-foot globe, incised with stars, that adorned a 19th-century bank building in San Francisco. Granite slabs came from other quarries in the Sierra Nevada foothills. In one corner landscape rock houston stands a 30-inch block of incised Sierra white granite salvaged when the chapter house at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco was torn down.
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Concert series ready to rock Garden City

Music Festival earlier this summer, are headlining the Outdoor Concert Series being produced by IndoorShoes at the Mansion House in St. Catharines next month. By Scott Rosts A local record label and concert promotions company has announced an action-packed concert lineup for September, including an outdoor concert series. IndoorShoes welcomes some top Canadian alternative rockers, along with some local talent for the third annual Outdoor Concert Series at the Mansion House and other area shows. The lineup features Hollerado and Born Ruffians (Sept 10), Young Empires (Sept 14) and Brighter Brightest and Lambs Become Lions (Sept 24). Other dates will include performances by The Pack AD (Sept 7), The Motorleague (Sept 18), Grey Kingdom, featuring Welland native Spencer Burton (Sept 19) and Abandon All Ships (Sept 20).
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In India, a secret garden that rocks

Sharma’s curiosity piqued, Chand led him to a small pool with carefully rounded stones and hundreds of strangely beautiful figures. “I was overwhelmed,” Sharma said. “It’s a small wonderland in forbidden territory.” Believing those in charge would quickly destroy the “junk pile” amid Le Corbusier’s masterpieces, Sharma advised discretion until the arrival of a more open-minded city administration. In 1975, that plan was undermined when a survey team ventured into Chand’s secret world. After much debate, a majority within the generally rigid Indian bureaucracy decided that, illegal or not, this was a gem.
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