What is a Rain Garden? 


Rain Gardens are one of the most effective ways to green your landscape and manage storm water run off. A rain garden is a shallow, planted depression that absorbs rainwater that flows from the roof, patio or yard, allowing to drain directly into your soil. Fill a rain garden with native plants that are pollinator friendly and enjoy butterflies and bees and songbirds. 


                                                                  

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Suggested plants for a rain garden include:

Flowers:

Butterfly weed, Swamp milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, New York Ironweed, Blue Vervain, Black Eyed Susan, Bee Balm, Red Cardinal Flower, Blue Lobelia, Showy Goldenrod, New York Aster, New England Aster, Liatris, White Turtlehead, Purple Coneflower, Evening Primrose, Colombine, Swamp Rose Mallow

Grasses:

Big Blue Stem, Little Blue Stem, Tufted Hair Grass, Purple Love Grass, Switchgrass, Pennisetum, Indian Grass

Shrubs:

Summersweet, Blueberry, Bayberry, Swamp Rose, Pasture Rose, Meadowsweet, Elderberry