tomc--No glued stones. The stones simply lay on top of the soil. It came in a kit of a pot, soil, stones, moss and of course the Bonsai. I planted it, following the directions to a T, on the very day I got it, Christmas day. Also, I do not want to offend any one, so please educate me as to the name of my tree. That is why I am here, to be educated about the Bonsai Tree. Thank you so much.