In addition to a cool shipping pallet table, we found another great DIY at Urban Garden Center: a concrete block planter (below). We’d seen images of them before like the one above that houses succulents and at this Pinterest devoted solely to concrete block gardens. The basic idea holds lots of possibilities, some rough, some curiously sleek.
We like the idea of sort of brutalist/modernist raised bed:
Our favorite is this block chair!
You’ll find some good basic info about how to set up a block planter here.