Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit.
Grass and concrete "tile" around this backyard fireplace. I'd love to use that technique to create an outdoor chess set like the kind I played once on this trip to Australia. This farm we stayed at in the outback had all manner of games and activities, I suppose because the kids lived so far from town that they attended school via radio.