Found: the retro-equivalent of Neatorama. Behold, The House of Nonsense, which graced the shores of the resort town of Blackpool, England, back in "Here joy reigns supreme" and "Forget dull care all ye who enter here." Via Retronaut.
Contemporary Building Blocks: Color Blocked Architecture
Raised beds, collecting rainwater as well. - perhaps tiered beds can have a French drain at the end that catches excess water run off from the rain. It would be a larger area to collect rain water and would only be extra If the other plants were all