Gutter gardens are a great way to take advantage of the vertical spaces around your home to grow flowers, edibles and create a stylish space divider or privacy screen without spending too much money.
I like the idea of painting cinder blocks and turning them into planters... I think I'd use a different color and pattern tho.
I love this simple idea made with cinder blocks. You could do a moss paint on them so they get covered in moss. Pretty.
fire pit, could build something like this, submerged fire put, mabey I. Raised part of garden with stone seating around it (with cushions) keep the wind from it and heat your legs too