Every day I have a new answer to this question. That's because every time I go out to look at, and work in the garden, I see something I haven't seen before. A new wildlife visitor (or pest), a budding bush, or a fully opened flower with a sweet fragrance that makes me linger.
I consider myself extremely fortunate that my growing-up family gardened, and we gardened BIG! I actually thought everyone did. And then I went to college. I learned that most don't have the plant intuitiveness that I do, that I was taught by my parents.
I was shown very young how to look at things, to look at them closely. That trait has never escaped me. I want to share everything I see and experience in the gardens I visit and work in. I want you to see what I see, to save you time, money & frustration! So you can experience beauty and abundance, and create the habitat that you Love!!
So, from foodscapes to frogs, here is some information, some inspiration and a whole lot of beauty! I invite you to comment, participate and question Everything, So we can learn and grow together!
By building a healthy Rain Garden using attractive native plants, property owners can reduce the amount of pollution that would otherwise enter nearby water bodies. Rain Gardens also prevent erosion, remove standing water, and create habitat for wildlife such as butterflies and birds.
DIY - Here is the link to the Western Washington Rain Garden Handbook if you want to build your own. RAIN GARDEN HANDBOOK PLEASE be aware that there isn't much room for flexibility on the measurements or installation calculations, so if you want clarification or assistance, I'm here to help! contact me here
GET Help! Jump over to my services page to see a Rain Garden I installed a few years ago. Look how great it's doing!!! The homeowners really love the beauty that has overtaken their yard! Their neighbors love it too!! If you want an estimate on an installation, or help with maintenance, contact me here