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Re: raingardens

I know I have some resources somewhere, but my filing system badly needs updating, so it will take some searching. Have to be out of town much of the next 2 1/2 weeks, so it may take a bit, but I'll see what I can find.

On Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 02:41 PM, Kitty wrote:

Cathy, that is an excellent site. I had to go through everything, step by
step, to get to their plant suggestions. And then they just suggested
native plants and a couple of resources, though they did mention daylilies
and Baptisia. "Many of the native plants that do well in rain gardens are
not available from traditional plant nurseries and retailers. One must
instead contact certified, inspected professional nurseries that specialize
in native species, such as the Michigan Native Plant Producers Association."
Of course, all native plants do not qualify as raingarden plants; they'd
have to be plants that can take extremes of both water and drought. I
realize one would have to take soil type and pH, etc. into consideration as
well as wind & sun exposures (just as you would for any type of garden), but
do you know of any lists of native - or non-native - plants that can endure
the conditions of a raingarden?


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