In the past, I have had issues with, I assume children or drunk young adults, upsetting any planter that I put out in front of the shop. I used some tires a few years ago, and found them rolled down the block with the soil trailed behind it. Pinteresting around, I thought a cinder block garden would be perfect. But where does one get cinder-blocks if not at a construction site? Then one Friday night, a Pile of them showed up across the street! Fall off a truck maybe? Don’t know, but a few days later, I made this!
First I cut up canvas drop clothe to cover the bottoms, just in case they did get knocked over, or I wanted to move them. Attached them with good ole Liquid Nails. Every girls best friend.
I arranged the blocks how I would like them, and then Liquid Nailed the double stacked cinder-blocks together. Dry time is about 20 minutes.
Then filled each hole with potting soil. 18 cinder-blocks held about 3 bags of “1 cubic feet.”
Transplanted what I could from the main garden, some plants that would last year round.
And added some perennials for some color. I suggest plants with smaller root systems, but the double cinder-block planter actually holds a bit of soil.
I left them plain, but you could also paint the blocks with cement paint!