The author of Creating Rain Gardens joined us at South Seattle Community College Friday evening, May 4th. SSCC’s Landscape Horticulture and Continuing Education program sponsored a free presentation aimed at the do-it-yourselfer, called “Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden.”
Creating Rain Gardens acknowledges the groundbreaking work by many in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of linking rain gardens to healthy watersheds that protect Puget Sound. Rain Dog Designs is pleased to have contributed a case study and photos for this handbook, published March 2012 by Timber Press.
Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.”