Not wanting to use environmentally-destructive and expensive stone, I began searching for urbanite inspiration on the internets. "Urbanite" facetiously refers to reused slabs of concrete that usually come from sidewalks or driveways. These are a couple of walls I found and liked.
|Photo from http://apld.posterous.com/urbanite-in-the-jungle|
|Photo from http://hastingsplayground.blogspot.com|
Some day soon, the space at the base of the wall will be filled with gravel or river rock and native grasses.
Wyatt also created lovely steps and a walkway leading up to the front door, allowing guests to avoid squeezing by the car in the driveway. Our mailman left a note, thanking us for his new walkway. Like the wall, the path was created by expertly joining together slabs of concrete and filling the spaces with rocks found throughout our garden.
|You'll notice the beginnings of sheet mulching efforts in the front.|
|Here you can see several opportunities for pocket plantings.|
We have a few more urbanite projects happening in our garden. And you, lucky readers, will learn all about them in upcoming posts. Have you seen urbanite used in interesting ways?