I don't think there are many ranch houses built between 1950-1970 that didn't include a planter--often indoors as well as outdoors. Ours certainly did, have an outdoor stone planter, I mean. It is about 18" high and 23' long. 23' long?? Yes. Can you see it below the window boxes and behind the bird's nest bushes? There is another smaller one on the other side of the garage too.
We are currently taking it apart to prepare for our concrete driveway, patio, and porch. As a fan of http://retrorenovation.com/ and a historic homes patron, I feel very strongly about keeping details such as the obligatory "ranch house flagstone wall". BUT the concrete walkway behind the planter and the front door porch next to the planter are falling away from the house. AND we need to pour concrete into the driveway anyway, since the 1970s clay brick driveway is crumbling and growing weeds.
|cottagemagpie.com, "How to Tear Out Stone Indoor Planter 2"|
|One version of my landscape design for the front of the house. . .|
|Monument to the Trade|
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