Japanese painted fern
We love a good small-space garden design challenge, especially when it involves finding new and creative ways to grow your own food. Suzanne Forsling of Juneau, Alaska, wanted to grow vegetables, but only a tiny sliver of her outdoor space—an alleyway between her house and the neighbors'—gets any kind of sun. Wanting to save money, maximize heat and protect her plants from wildlife, she came up with the idea of using rain gutters as planters along the wood siding. Details, and more small-spac...