What's a Rain Garden?
A rain garden is built to hold and drain the water off of your roof and driveway. The plants in the garden are chosen because they can stand to have wet feet during rainy periods but are drought tolerant the rest of the year.
Imagine with me for a moment... a walk in the forest during a rainstorm. The ground beneath your feet is wet and soft. You can hear the rain as it falls gently upon the trees above and slowly falls down to caress your cheek. The leaves and other debris on the ground soak up the new fallen rain and the excess sinks slowly down through the layers of the forest floor.
We've taken a number of steps this winter to assure the health of the fish in the system. Now, I must admit, we seldom get this much snow in winter but it certainly makes the point.
We lost two neighbors today. They were two large old cherry trees that stood over our back fence. I've sworn at those trees many times when the birds dropped their messy fruit all over my yard. The neighbor has tried to contain the trees over the years by pruning, but that only served to make them rather grotesque in shape.
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