Here are some good ideas to try in your garden:
This is a great rainbarrel custom made by the folks at Let it Grow Nursery and Hydroponics in Williamsburg. They take used but solidly built wine barrels from the Williamsburg Winery and retrofit them to connect to your rain gutters.
Sarracenia in pots—beautiful and easy. The flowers are amazing and the pitchers are very unusual. The pots keep them nice and moist.