Creating harmony, simplicity and peace in the landscape......

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.

Gardening is an instrument of grace. "

May Sarton
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Four Season Rain Garden - a short video


Rain gardens are making a splash these days ( sorry - I couldn't help it)...

And with good reason! The low, damp, dank areas that are vital to good drainage, wildlife, and air quality don't have to be swampy lowlands....they can be made into RAIN GARDENS.

These special gardens can be beautiful as well as functional and require a minimum of care, once established. 

The garden I show you here in this video was essentially a 'no-mans-land' before we enhanced it. The wetland plants soak up the water. The subsurface pipe I installed ( to prevent massive flooding) works to keep the flooding in check. 

Sensitive Fern and Blue Bunny Sedge in the Rain garden

The garden I show you here has just been planted - in a few years it will be glorious!


3 comments:

  1. What beautiful plants! It looks like a fantastic place to garden!

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  2. We just got done learning about water gardens. Love the video!

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  3. I had to talk loud because the nearby pond fountain was very loud...thanks so much.

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