With more than six inches of rain in less than three weeks, we’ve got water everywhere and today we discuss how to proactively direct runoff into a “green” stormwater solution – a raingarden. With proper planning, a hearty team of helpers and a cacophony of plants, you can create a low-maintenance yard feature that benefits your landscape and your community. Let us tell you how!

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Here’s a link to the Western Washington Raingarden Handbook, created by the Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State University Extension and Kitsap County. It’s your comprehensive guide to creating raingardens in our region.

Coneflowers can be the darling pop of color for raingardens in our region.
They’re perfect for zone 3 planting – the highest and driest level of raingardens.