I wonder if Pinterest users actually recreate the garden items they 'pin' to boards or if they're just for looking?
UPDATE: A better photo from this morning before the sun cast shadows across the floor.
I recently 'pinned' a photo from the LA Times featuring a driveway paved in Brick and Urbanite. It was just what I needed to pave the center of my greenhouse where I'd put pavers around the perimeter and left the center for possible planting, which is not going to happen.
The floor's purpose is not only for a suitable walking surface and decoration. The mass of bricks on edge and thick concrete pieces act as a heat sink. During the winter, heat is stored in rock, concrete and brick during the day and slowly released when the sun goes down. Not enough BTU's are stored to actually heat the structure but there is enough to help with mediating the temperature. In this case, the stonework is an adjunct to 200 gallons of water stored behind the blue skirt. Heating on freezing nights is done with electric heaters or heat lamps but every little bit of stored heat helps.
The floor was already partially paved with Urban Stone and Brick, but not in the Copacabana pattern of swirls and random pavers. The paving elements were just laid on the ground and stuck up above the pavers, a hazard for walking.
Twelve gallons of soil were removed to try to make it level enough to safely walk.
The random tiles at the bottom are a tribute my late friend Sally Shirley, who picked them from a trash pile on her morning walk. She brought them to me because she knew I used scraps for projects. They were left as they were.
The bricks are from an old chimney and the Urban stone was once a concrete area in front of the old barn door, broken into chunks when the barn was torn down.
The mister apparatus that helps with humidity and cooling leaves wet areas on the floor. Moisture can soak right in the cracks.
Have you pinned any projects on Pinterest and carried them through in your Garden?