High Falls, NY
Stone troughs make handsome garden planters, but they’re hard to find and heavy as all get-out. Georgia Terwilliger creates all sizes of troughs and planters, as well as birdbaths and fountain bases that look just like stone but are actually hypertufa (a mix of peat moss, perlite, sand, and Portland cement that’s much lighter). She also makes lovely little stone toad domes with mossy tops. “I’ve been a toad lover from childhood, so I want to help save them,” says Terwilliger, who designs natural-looking homes for our favorite slug controllers. “It’s what I’d like, if I were a toad,” she says.