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Getting splashy with rain gardens

Just did this story about a type of gardening that helps control the flow of storm water for a local newspaper. If you live in a flood-prone area, rain gardens are an unusually pretty way to keep water from downspouts out of the streets — and your basement.

Read more here.

P.S. The garden pix are mine. We’ve moved to deer resistant plants and it’s been a good year!

13 thoughts on “Getting splashy with rain gardens”

    1. πŸ™‚ Who knew this is what would happen after that water main failure made us redo a whole lot of stuff? This time, we landscaped with deer in mind and it has been much easier and prettier. Hope all is well out your way!!

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    1. Thanks! Flowers do make me happy! I hadn’t heard of this kind of garden before, either. We need to unhook a couple of downspouts and may try one of these in a corner of the front yard. Have a great weekend!

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  1. Your flowers are beautiful! I’ve never heard of “rain gardens” before but the concept makes a lot of sense. How lovely that it will solve a problem as well as provide a habitat to birds, bees, and butterflies.

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