Repurposing and Recycling in Garden Design
|Recycled Concrete wall from Bourget Bros|
Recycling can be many things to many people...
or, in other words, "One man's trash is another's man treasure"
from Stone Art Blog
Little did Sunny's dad know that he was at the forefront of the conceptual art movement:...they would say something like this is a testament to the natural decomposing processes, a statement of the fragility of life, the impermanence of existence...
his dad would say, 'Hey, why not put it in the garden?"
Recycled Broken ConcreteUsing old concrete from sidewalks is a great way to recycle a common building material in the landscape. The aged look of broken concrete can add character and it doesn't even look like concrete when used in a mortared wall or upside down...
Wall of Broken up Concrete Pieces
from everythinggardens website
So next time they are removing old sidewalks tell them they can deliver the dumpster of broken up concrete to your place. Here is what I found in the-artistic-garden website:
from The artistic garden website
Using large chunks of concrete upside down - with the rough side showing - this paved driveway is one of a kind! and they got the concrete for free.....this could also be a great walk. What a wonderful example of 'green' landscaping.
photos from contemporist.con
glowing wall at bight (from garden beet)
Tumbled glass mulch can be bought in bags of varying colors...you can make colored glass squares, 'rivers', channels and more...