Container garden: very sculptural. Needs more careful watering than an in-ground garden. Grouping several striking pots of similiar materials, filling each one with a single, non-flowering architectural plant = a sophisticated look.
It turns out those grill tops for outdoor kitchens are a fortune. This is a much more afforable option that serves the same purpose and looks nice. Relaxing Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Happy Cooking & Lively Party
We could build an outdoor BBQ out of block and cover it with the stone from our old retaining wall :-) Would be a great way to recycle the old stone.maybe evem build a small outdoor fireplace and cover it with the old stone as well
a poured-concrete seating area anchored by a fire pit. A hedge of Euonymus japonicus, encircling the built-in bench, along with oak and redwood trees, affords the space a protected feel. Firepit instead of fireplace?