'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:
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 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.
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.
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 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: