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!