|This lush rain garden was on the 2014 Through the Garden Gate tour in Hogg's Hollow|
This garden mitigated that situation with a rain garden, which is a deep trough filled with coarse granular material such as gravel and river rocks, often embedded with weeping tile.
It looks pretty cool as a design feature, especially when set off by large boulders, moisture-loving plants (love the large Astilboides tabularis in that first picture) and the perfect piece of artwork.
|Rain cascades down the deep slope, and run-off is captured by the rain garden|
|Two or three cultivars of lungwort (Pulmonaria) thrive in the moist soil at the edges|
|This lungwort with leaves that are a solid silvery white is possibly Pulmonaria 'Milky Way'|
|With its forked tips, this looks like the Japanese painted fern (Athyrium nipponicum pictum) called 'Applecourt'|