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24 August 2017,
by Kate Harries
The nursery is open in September on Saturdays 10-4 --- except for Saturday September 23, when we will be closed. Other times can be arranged to suit your convenience. Email
- 17 July 2017 at 03:06pm
Hi, just wondering if you have a list of native plants for rain gardens.
- 18 July 2017 at 02:15pm
Hi Wes, I haven't listed those separately, I will add that reference to my list though, good idea. The pond plants that I have described as 'edge' (as opposed to growing right in the water), will work. That would include Northern Blue Flag Iris, Muskingum Sedge, Sweet Flag and Marsh Marigold. Other rain garden candidates from my perennials list would include Swamp Milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, Blue Vervain, White and Pink Turtlehead, Pennsylvania Smartweed, Blue Eyed Grass and Ohio Spiderwort. Among the shrubs, Swamp Rose, Meadowsweet and Steeplebush.
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