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Re: raingardens

Donna sent me a list of raingarden plants, thinking I was asking for
myself. I sent it on to Bonnie. If anyone else is interested, let me
know and I will forward. You're pretty busy now Cathy, so don't bother
on my account. If Bonnie needs it she can contact you.

> 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.
> Cathy
> 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?
> >
> > Kitty
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