Every garden needs water. Every roof sheds water into the street. In out little garden, we have taken advantage to create a water and money saving system for water collection.
Out of the roof's downspout, a portion of water flows into a series of 3 large water barrels. Two are plastic cisterns and one isa recycled metal tank. When the water fills the first of the tanks, overflow pipes carry water to the next, until all are filled.
These provide most of the water that is used in the garden for the purpose of growing our flowers and other plants. The top of each barrel also provides a small bond in which swim around plastic frogs and ceramic fish.