Contain aggressive perennial herbs by planting in buried pots.

nice effect

I really want to do this. Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

Use rocks to separate the grass from the deck, then bury rope lights in the rocks for lighting. Love this!

the world's most perfect fertilizer + pesticide is epsom salt. This is so true- every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt- I promise a great garden all season. Hmmm, I really should try this.

Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio… it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall @ Pin Your Home

Herb garden

Coat planters with glow-in-the-dark paint for instant night lighting.

Purchase stair risers from your local home improvement store, paint them white and add some window boxes = small herb garden

Self-Watering Hanging Basket

Like the look of these over typical trellis for vertical growing. perfect for small gardens where there isn't much space - grow upwards instead of out!

Brick edging for your flower beds

Nice!

Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers. I'm so trying it this year.... I can't stand weeds ! ! !

herb planter idea for outside

Who needs flowers? This is lovely. Like seeing the elevated pot in the bed.

Deck-awesome for the veggies & herbs

another nice looking garden

Herbs

Plant a cool-season vegetable garden.

vertical garden from old crates, Cool Vertical Gardening Ideas, http://hative.com/cool-vertical-gardening-ideas/,