A Raised Planter

I spent much of the day today traveling, but I did make a pit stop and find some gardening inspiration.  Lately, I have been thinking about adding a planter or raised-bed to my backyard gardening.

I would like to fill it with flowers, herbs, or even tomatoes. Until today, I imagined that the bed would be squarish, and probably a foot or so off the ground, but after seeing this rectangular planter on the road, I am modifying my plans to create something similar.

I like the pattern on the sides too — visual interest!

I really like the look of it: what do you think?