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Drainage Bowl Rain Garden


  • Arrest flow of silt.
  • Partially hide drainage pipe and mound
  • Limited maintenance: plants tolerant to drought and flood.

Candidate Plants

  • Black-eyed susan.

Whatever they have growing at the YMCA


Large rain gardens generally contain at least 15 different species of plants at a density of 1 per square foot.1) For smaller gardens, a variety of perennials and shrubs makes a good mix. As the rain garden matures, you will need to thin the population of some plants as others grow.

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