Broken stone/cinder block path??
I've been reading posts and getting inspiration for awhile now. I can't believe how creative you folks are! My post is really a question more than anything, and looking for support in an idea I have about making a pathway. I apologize if it's a bit on the long side. I also hope this is the correct forum for such a question.
I want to make a pathway about 15 feet long and refuse to spend any money on it. My husband wants to buy the patio stones and make it what he thinks is pretty and perfect and straight. We have access to a large amount of broken cinder blocks and patio blocks, and I want to make use of them for the path using whatever flat sides are available (breaking off the edges if necessary), and maybe mach up close sizes, or do a design of some sort with larger then smaller, or whatever. He thinks it would look terrible with individual pieces having one or two straight edges, and the rest all uneven and broken. If I plan a design and plant moss in between I think the rough edges will eventually disappear, and in my mind's eye it is already beautiful.
I'd appreciate any thoughts on my idea for the path, how you think it might look when done, has anyone done something like this before? I just hate seeing a free resource go to waste! Has anyone done anything with broken cinder blocks/patio blocks besides paths? I'd love to hear about your projects!
I'm recovering from back surgery and cannot do anything myself just yet, but hope to get this done in the spring when I'm stronger. It's my idea, and my path, so I want to do it myself, not have my husband do it for me, especially if he hates the idea he's not as likely to come up with a pleasing overall look and we'd most likely just argue over what goes where. And the chances of him buying stones, lugging them home, getting stone dust as underlay, and getting this done before winter is pretty slim so I still have hope for my idea coming to fruition.
BTW-before posting I did a search for "cinder blocks" in Garden Web and came across an old compiled thread with gardening pet peeves. I kept laughing at the posts that said they hated "garden art" and thought that if you asked the same question here you'd get much different answers. My personal pet peeve is someone thinking they know better than me what looks good in my garden. To each his/her own!
Thanks for listening, and for any suggestions.