Behind the brick retaining wall, which the couple had repointed, is a lush front yard. Taking cues from Victorian-era gardens, Jeffrey planted perennials that need little water, such as black-eyed Susan, coneflower, guara, aster, heather, lavender, rosemary, thyme, creeping phlox, cardinal flower, and castor bean. Only in July, when the sun is very intense, does he need to supplement the collected water that the new rain barrels supply.

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Behind the brick retaining wall, which the couple had repointed, is a lush front yard. Taking cues from Victorian-era gardens, Jeffrey planted perennials that need little water, such as black-eyed Susan, coneflower, guara, aster, heather, lavender, rosemary, thyme, creeping phlox, cardinal flower, and castor bean. Only in July, when the sun is very intense, does he need to supplement the collected water that the new rain barrels supply.

RTS Home Accents 50 Gallon Rain Barrel

RTS Home Accents 50 Gallon Rain Barrel

"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford let alone". (Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Lived and What I Lived For")

Modern Victorian Kitchen Garden with Rustic Tool Trellis

"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford let alone". (Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Lived and What I Lived For")

Georgian House, Bristol. There are six floors. Attic rooms where servants slept are hidden by the parapet. Below is the fifth floor, where the family slept. The fourth floor has a drawing room,  library and ladies withdrawing room. The third floor is at ground level and there is an entrance hall, a powder room (for powdering wigs), dining and breakfast rooms and a study. Below is a basement kitchen, laundry and housekeeper's room. Sub basement houses a furnace, cistern and rainwater tank.

Georgian House, Bristol. There are six floors. Attic rooms where servants slept are hidden by the parapet. Below is the fifth floor, where the family slept. The fourth floor has a drawing room, library and ladies withdrawing room. The third floor is at ground level and there is an entrance hall, a powder room (for powdering wigs), dining and breakfast rooms and a study. Below is a basement kitchen, laundry and housekeeper's room. Sub basement houses a furnace, cistern and rainwater tank.

This would be a verycomplex build, but it was so inspirational I couldn't resist...

This would be a verycomplex build, but it was so inspirational I couldn't resist...

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