Water fountain to soften the noise of a street or create pleasant background sound. Put small fountains in corners where they'll be out of the way or use bigger, bolder piece as a dramatic focal point.
DIY Concrete Leaf Bird Bath DIY Concrete Leaf Bird Bath - love this idea! Those leaves look like rhubarb leaves to me. Hmmm may have to do something like this. Especially if I do a cob house some day, this would be a great wall feature/shelf.
Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis crinita) is a biennial herbaceous species, native to eastern USA and eastern Canada. Fringed gentian flowers open on sunny days, but generally remain closed on cloudy days. Individual plants live for only one or two years