When we bought our house it had a big deck on the back which ultimately had to be torn out for various reasons and the guys who did the demolition left behind a bunch of cinder blocks. I guess they thought we might want them? Or, they just didn’t want to haul them away which I understand because I don’t want to haul them away either. What do you even do with cinder blocks? Take them to the dump or the architectural salvage place, I guess? I feel like even they might be like “LOL, no thanks.” So, cinder block planters. These are pretty trendy right now and I have been seeing them all over Pinterest and the blogs. My grandmother had cinder block planters in her garden 30 years ago (and still does), so I’m fairly sure this isn’t a new idea. Her cinder blocks held marigolds, if memory serves. We only have about six cinder blocks so I think a small planter like the one above will be just right. I like the bigger installations found, for example, here and here, but it seems really dumb to acquire extra cinder blocks when the whole point is I want to get rid of mine. Now I just have to decide where to put this thing.