Stone raised beds
But we opted for permanence and appearance in these new beds, converted from empty 'driveway' space to growing space for vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
It was a process, but not actually all that difficult, although physically taxing (I knew I should have been spending more time lifting weights this winter!)
The sequence is hard to make accurate, as arranging images in Blogger can be quite exasperating -- but maybe I've fixed them with draft Blogger.
Hopefully, you'll get the idea.
And I'll have plenty of lovely 'top soil' created from vegetable compost and composted manure to nourish our summer vegetables.
We have more than enough stones (and 'soil') to create two more beds below the house.
That'll be a project for another weekend.