June Meeting: Rain Gardens with Mary Palmer, Landscape Design Instructor

June 2014 MeetingWe had a very well-attended meeting in a lovely setting. Thanks Jane!

Contrary to what it may sound like, a rain garden is not a garden in a boggy spot. A rain garden is a garden designed to manage the periodic rain runoff from your landscape — a shallow depression in your yard that’s planted with native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers and grasses.

Mary PalmerA rain garden will help with many issues:

  • Filter runoff pollution
  • Recharge local groundwater
  • Conserve water
  • Increase beneficial insects that eliminate pest insects
  • Create habitat for birds and butterflies
  • Survive drought seasons
  • Reduce garden maintenance, once established

 

June 2014 Meeting BreakfastBuild-Your-Own-Rain-Garden-CoverBy the way, if you missed the meeting, you also missed a great breakfast! And get your copy of the meeting handout.