The garden features native plants, even blueberries, which will create habitat and beautify the neighborhood. And it will be efficient with water. Underneath the fountain is a 1,000-gallon cistern for storing rainwater. The water is filtered and then distributed to the plants.
The building owners had to jump through some hoops to get the rainwater harvesting system approved by city officials, who came out to visit and see it during construction.
September 24, 2011 6:00 AM PDT
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