We gave my daughter a special little garden spot by our old deck where she got to pick all the flowers and plant them herself. When we were tearing out the deck to make way for our new patio, she was distraught about losing her special garden space. So we built her a raised stone bed right into the new patio. When the weather cools off, she will get to pick out some more special plants to fill her new garden. Until we can plant more flowers in the garden, we put rocks in to keep the chickens from taking their dust baths inside.