Rolls of roses: Simply plunge the cuttings into the ground. Before planting cuttings, push the bottom end into a small potato, which keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but the row of allotment roses is proof it works.
Spring Start seedlings in an egg shell so cute! Start seedlings in an egg shell and, when ready, plant the entire thing. The egg shells will naturally compost providing valuable nutrients to your plants.
Shade container idea - looks like red coleus at the top, the yellow/green base is probably creeping jenny, trailing plant is Fuschia, and down below the ground looks like Geranium. This link has tons more gorgeous pictures.