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"!
Garden design by carolyn mullet: Plant stairs with succulents - this actually works very well, the succulents thrive on the heat from the stone in summer. If you periodically wash the stairs off with (Garden Step Gabion)