More to explore:
succulents as edging...such a nice idea!
illusion of water via tumbled glass
Circles of Hyacinths, Keukenhof Gardens, The Netherlands. Photo: KarlGercens.com, via Flickr
The Checkerboard Herb Garden
Hopscotch garden path... cute idea for the kids.
How to do a side yard the right way
Herb garden/container garden