Don't know where to start landscaping? Or, what plants to use for certain situations? Or, need pictures to help you visualize? Do a search for "landscaping ideas". You should find page after page of helpful thoughts.
Your suggestion is practical.
I'd even go further by recommending a website called Houzz.com that has an excellent collection of thousands of beautifully designed project photos that can be looked up by using key words. It provides wonderful inspiration for people who put value on the design process.
But it is not landscaping ideas that is generally being asked for here anymore.
The forum has devolved from a discussion forum to a DIFM site.
Hence the mass exodus of quality participants.
as always, it was nice to see your thoughts in writing, but I feel it has fallen on deaf ears or to be more precise : everybody has left the room.