Here's an easy recycling project for you to do. These are the bricks that I got from a friend last year. I don't have much knowledge in regards to flowers, so I just pick what looks good together and go with it. This year I chose begonias and dusty miller plants. I thought I was paying attention to the sun requirements, only to notice that one of them requires full sun. The bricks rest on the sidewalk where there is part sun. Oh well, hopefully they'll survive.
After weeding out what was left in the bricks from last year I added some additional top soil and then the plants. Going with an every other pattern placement gave them an interesting look.
P.S. I'm putting together the Q&A's for an interview I did with a 15 year old clothing designer for the blog. Stay tuned.