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Helpful Links: Rain Barrel Roundup
A rain barrel is a brilliant way to use rain water as hose water!
How To: Make a Rainwater Collection Barrel. We can put it next to my clothes line to gather water for my herbs and lilacs and keep the water from washing the grass away on the side yard!
Living Green for a Year - upcycling for the garden, patio gardening, grow citrus indoors, etc.#LivingtheGreen
How To: Make a Rainwater Collection Barrel. Note: Make sure this is legal to do in your state. In Colorado, it's mostly illegal to save rainwater. Crazy, right?
Collect your rainwater to save water and money
DIY collect rainwater
Can I have a small natural pool to hold my rainwater? Yes. I know I have to keep it circulating.
Downloadable xeriscape designs. Colorado State University also have some downloadable plans.
Collecting rainwater and storing in barrels to use in the garden (note this is illegal in places)
Picea pungens forma glauca (Colorado Blue Spruce), gardening, trees
Colorado mountain garden
Catmint... Good plant for Colorado zeroscaping
Harvesting rainwater - such a lovely set-up.
Rainwater barrel - I never need a hose to water my garden; I just use what collects in the rain barrel.