I'm lucky to have a great working relationships with a talented stonemason, Pete Wilson of Pete Wilson Stoneworks based here in Portland, Oregon. We've collaborated on many wonderful gardens together.
Pete and his team built this dry stack basalt stone seat wall for a Bloomtown Gardens client in NE Portland and I think it's some of their best work. The joinery in this sinuous, curving seat wall is crisp and tight.
You've seen, and will likely see more, photos of the plantings in this garden on this blog, but I wanted to take a moment to put the spotlight on the fine craftsmanship that went into the building of this garden. While the plantings in this garden are gorgeous, I believe that a solid hardscape "frame" is an essential element for creating successful all-season gardens.