When I first saw this article http://www.savor-the-rhubarb.com/stepping-stones.html
I was consumed with wanting them, but I had never seen such large leaves in Southern California. I took Mom for her hair appointment and decided because it was such a great day to go for a walk while I waited. Right smack next door I see these HUGE leaves! Then as I progressed up the street some, I found some other HUGE leaves! The second batch were in front of a house. So being a considerate person, I ran up to the door and rang the bell to ask if I might have a few, but there was no answer and no car in the drive. The leaves were right by the sidewalk at the corner of their yard under a tree. So I reluctantly started back and then it overtook me and I just leaned down and snapped one off. Before I could straighten up, I heard a man say, "Did you ring the bell?"
I stood up, leaf in hand, and stammered, "Well, yeah. I was going to ask if I might have a leaf."
Not even acknowledging the ackward moment, he says, "Sure! They grow like weeds."
"So do you think I could have three in that case?"
Now I've got the leaves and before they wilt, I run to the hardware to pick up some cement and just do it! When it's done, then I go in and read the directions. Well, they don't have chicken wire in them, so I don't know how they'll last. They seem sturdy enough. But I sure know how to do it next time!