I love this idea---- Herb Garden Idea - short of space? These fragrant herbs have been planted in between pavers as a mini kitchen garden between the house and and pool. Edible ground cover is a great space-saving idea + softens hard landscaping.
Teak Fence and Backyard Garden Deck - City Beautiful Carpentry: A modern design using reclaimed teak from china. By using reclaimed wood, this client ensured that no trees were felled to create his ultimate backyard meditation garden.
Belgravia House in London by Todhunter Earle. Even though this is a rooftop garden, the design show would be excellent for any long, narrow yard. Great way to break up the space by making different "zones"!