INMAN & OXLAND
Builders of Fine Stone Structures, Restorers of Heritage Masonry, and Designers of Landscape
Alpine Troughs - Port Hope, Ontario
Hand carved troughs supporting the hardiest of plants: Acantholmon, Saxifrage, Artemisia, Rare dwarf Euonymous, Phyteuma, Arenaria, etc. These plants are perennial, VERY slow growing, and require no nutrition or watering - perfect for both the neglectful gardener and those in harsh urban patio climates.
One of the troughs is an old block made of Barre Vermont's Rock of Ages famed white and black speckled granite, rolled from a river in Port Hope, cleaned and carved. The black slate laid on a 45 degree angle is a black slate from Quebec. A slight bevel was cut to encourage water, ice, and snow to not gather in the centre.
A second trough is an old headstone supporting block carved out of a durable sandstone, salvaged in Port Hope. It was cut deeper and wider and a drainage hole was drilled through its centre.