I love the idea of using baskets in soft-grey rattan for planting. These have been simply lined with plastic bin bags, with their bottoms pierced for drainage. Full details on Modern Country Style blog: Leopoldina Haynes' Small Garden
I really like the slightly raised decking here and the wood perimeter How to Make Your Garden Water-Free This is what I want on the west side of my house. But it's full sun. Anyone know who these kinds of plants do here in Utah?