CMG Landscape Architecture has put a twist on the practice.
The Crack Garden
A brilliant idea in concept and execution.
CMG's description...The hostile takeover of a concrete urban backyard by imposing a series of jackhammer "cracks". Inspired by the tenacious plants that pioneer the tiny cracks of the urban landscape, the formal rows of this garden create order in the random and mixed planting of herbs, vegetables, strange flowers, and rogue weeds.
(Photos from Inhabit)