I live in So Cal, so they aren't as cheap here as hers, $40 here, but I thought why not. We have an area to the side of the garage that I had been meaning to 'refresh'. It has had dry stacked bricks for 23 years and weeds were growing between the bricks. I had been wanting to change it to pea gravel for awhile, but DH reminded me that then we have lots of bricks to deal with. So I went looking for ideas for bricks. In the mean time here is a before shot.
So after removing the bricks and laying new weed cloth I found this awesome idea for what to do with my bricks, a few of them anyway. Esther at Fleur Gardens had this awesome idea for a dry stacked brick column. Well I had the bricks and a spot to put a small one. I just needed sand and pavers. So off to Lowes I went. Here is a pick of the process:
After I went to Lowes I stopped at Walmart and found a neat pot for $20, it is Better Homes and Gardens and is lightweight. I then stopped at Home Depot, they are in a loop around town, and got some succulents, they were on sale 4 for $10. So here it is