Rainwater barrels do not need to be ugly, we turned ours into garden art:
One of the projects was adding rainwater barrels to the yard. The four we have are enough to water the container plantings and the very thirsty plants between automatic sprinkler days.
|bricked to look like an old-fashioned well|
Comments we received ( and I take those with humor ;-) )
'So, you clean your BBQ dishes in those barrels from now on?'
'You come out here for washing your hair?'
'Won't the water be really dirty from coming down off the roof?'
'Now you are watering your plants with acid rain'
' You can even bathe the dogs ;-) rainwater is a whole lot better than chlorinated water'