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