In this publicity photo provided by Chris H. Olsen, the Landscape Designer, 

In this publicity photo provided by Chris H. Olsen, the Landscape Designer, Olsen, of Little Rock, Ark., created a decorative wall out of concrete blocks planted with ivy and tropical plants. Cement couches, benches and tables also can be made by stacking concrete blocks. “You don’t even have to mortar it,” he says. Olsen shares more outdoor decorating ideas in his book "Chris H. Olsen's Five Seasons" (Leisure Arts, 2011). (AP Photo/Chris H. Olsen, Janet Warlick/Camera Work)
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In this publicity photo provided by Chris H. Olsen, the Landscape Designer, Olsen, of Little Rock, Ark., created a decorative wall out of concrete blocks planted with ivy and tropical plants. Cement couches, benches and tables also can be made by stacking concrete blocks. “You don’t even have to mortar it,” he says. Olsen shares more outdoor decorating ideas in his book "Chris H. Olsen's Five Seasons" (Leisure Arts, 2011). (AP Photo/Chris H. Olsen, Janet Warlick/Camera Work)
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