Late fall, late afternoon sun as the heron stalks prey in my wildlife pond. Behind the rocks is a boggy area with Brown Fox Sedge and behind are Red Osier Dogwoods, and Switch Grass. Fall has beauty as well, if you move beyond what we are taught by Big Horticulture.
Tag: Rain Gardens
Integrating Rain Gardens Into Larger Landscaping Features
Most rain gardens are standalone features. Consider integrating them into the landscape as part of even larger beds. These three pictures from my house have two rain gardens integrated into a shrub border, upland perennial bed, and pond. Can you even spot the rain gardens?
Talks and Classes, Week of May 17
Rain Gardens, May 18, 7 pm, Ann Arbor Rec & Ed The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Landscapes, May 19, 7:30 pm, Huron Valley Chapter, Sierra Club, Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Landscapes, May 20,… Read more »
Classes, Week of May 3
Next week’s speaking and teaching schedule. Please share widely. Sustainable Landscaping, Monday, 5/4, 6:30, Dearborn Community Educations. Sustainable Landscaping, Tuesday, 5/5, 6:30 Northville Community Educations. Rain Gardens, Wednesday, 5/6, 7:00, Chelsea Community Education. Sustainable Landscaping, Thursday, 5/7, 7:00, Birmingham Community Education.
Next Week’s Classes – Week of April 19
Next week’s classes. Please share widely. Sustainable Landscaping – Chelsea Community Education, Monday, April 20, 7pm. Rain Gardens – Plymouth-Canton Community Education, Tuesday, April 21, 6:30pm. Sustainable Landscaping – Saline Community Education, Wednesday, April 22, 7pm. Sustainable Landscaping – Walled Lake Community Education, Thursday, April 23, 7pm.