Best ever kitchen garden inspiration comes from the Betty Crocker Kitchen Gardens book illustrated by Tasha Tudor. Makes me want to get my rows in order!
I've also been enjoying a book about courtyards. My house is a C-shape, north and south wings coming off the main part of the building, so I have a courtyard area. I've been so inspired by gorgeous photos to treat it as such, so I'll need a water feature. Does a crusty birdbath count?