hard landscaping punctuated by grasses at Brookvale Residence by Andrea Cochran Landscape-this would be a good thing to do on a cement patio, say around a pool area, to offer some privacy as well Equisetum architectural plant
DIY concrete fire pit bowl from eHow. Summary: Make sand 'hill' in size you want bowl to be and, using a trowel, cover sand with layers of concrete, smooth a flat bottom to sit it on and vent holes, letting dry slowly under plastic sheet. Invert when dry.
"This lovely outdoor succulent table made from scrap wood was cut to allow room for planting a row of succulents right down the middle. Now that is a great centerpiece idea!" -- and provokes some thinking about decking too!