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6 Easy Steps to Make a Rain Garden

6 Easy Steps to Make a Rain Garden

Canna - Large leaves (variegated in many varieties) and glowing flowers in shades of red, orange, yellow, and pink. Name: Canna varieties Size: From 1 foot to 15 feet: Full sun and moist soil

'Sparkler' palm sedge, shown here, is one of dozens of grasslike plants in the sedge family. Virtually all love moist to wet soils, and most prefer shade or partial shade. They make a great low-growing ornamental groundcover.

The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

'Sparkler' palm sedge, shown here, is one of dozens of grasslike plants in the sedge family. Virtually all love moist to wet soils, and most prefer shade or partial shade. They make a great low-growing ornamental groundcover. Name: Carex selections Zones:

Shallow catch basins planted as flower beds, rain gardens allow water to pool during a downpour, then slowly percolate into the soil. Where a swale is mostly a travel route for water, a rain garden is a destination. A fast-draining soil mix encourages water to sink in and promotes lush plant growth. Runoff may flow into a rain garden from a swale or pipe, or may simply run in from a sloping yard.

Best Ways to Deal with Storm Water

6 Steps to Make a Rain Garden: Rain gardens filter runoff and protect groundwater, especially after big rains. They also add unexpected beauty to low spots that tend to collect water and draw wildlife. Here's how to make a rain garden in your own landscap

6 Easy Steps to Make a Rain Garden

Creating a rain garden is one of the landscaping ideas that will filter runoff and protect the groundwater in your yard. This design is easier to execute with the help of this guide to making one in your own landscape.

Meadowsweet : Meadowsweet looks like a supersized astilbe with its cotton-candy blooms of fluffy pink borne on 5-foot-tall stems. The plant is also known as queen-of-the-prairie, a fitting name for this Midwest native. It grows best in full sun, but it tolerates some shade.

The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

Meadowsweet looks like a supersized astilbe with its cotton-candy blooms of fluffy pink borne on stems. The plant is also known as queen-of-the-prairie, a fitting name for this Midwest native. It grows best in full sun, but it tolerates some shade.

Bog garden- no use fighting the heavy clay soil!

Having a waterlogged or boggy bit of garden is not always inspiring and the immediate impulse may be to install drainage, but by working with nature it is possible to provide another really valuable habitat in your garden.

garden accent | ... accent the native plants, and the gardens form is as beautiful as its

Natural Stormwater Management: Rain Gardens

Eight plants for water gardens and bogs. Dwarf Chinese astilbe, Astilbe chinensis var. pumila, is one of the latest of the Chinese astilbes to flower. It stands ...

Eight plants for water gardens and bogs

Eight plants for water gardens and bogs. Dwarf Chinese astilbe, Astilbe chinensis var. pumila, is one of the latest of the Chinese astilbes to flower. It stands ...

Completed Rain Garden Irrigation System @thisoldhouse

How to Build a Rain Garden to Filter Run-Off

How to build a rain garden designed to divert gutter water into an attractive planting bed that works like a sponge and natural filter to clean the water and let it percolate slowly into the surrounding soil.

Sedge | Carex. Although it looks like an ornamental grass, most of which need full sun and thrive in hot, dry conditions, clump-forming sedge is completely different. For one thing, it's a sedge, not an ornamental grass. And it prefers shade along with moist soils (making it a great plant to tuck among the hostas). Colorful arching foliage, in glowing yellows, that is semievergreen in cold areas. Good for Containers, Winter Interest, 1 to 3 feet.

Sedge Light: Part Sun, Shade Type: Perennial Height: 1 to 3 feet Width: inches wide Flower Color: Yellow Seasonal Features: Winter Interest Problem Solvers: Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control Special Features: Good for Containers Zones:

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