"this place is rather bare."
To which my ingenious side and my humourous side both responded:
"like a baby's bottom!"
And then the rather dumb side said:
"how 'bout a garden?"
That was the last I ever saw of the dumb side of my personality. You can find his decaying body somewhere in the potomac...
In any case, I had an Idea. I had seen a few 'ibles on zen gardens and such, but even at $10 at most, I didn't have the time to run down to the store to get my materials. So, After a few minutes of quiet thought, I decided to put together a cheaper, but still nice dry garden.