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Surface runoff gathers in this new rain garden, densely planted with ornamentals and natives. The elongated pavers are recycled concrete from the existing patio space.

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March 22, 2013
Heather Tselentis wrote:
Were the concrete slabs prefab or did you pour them in place?
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Very interested to know what kind of plants are use here. We are just starting to plan for rain garden but not sure what plants to use. Thanks!
    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 8:36PM
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Many rain garden designers promote the use of native plants, and in the Seattle region, we have a lot of plants to chose from; plants that are adapted to wet winters and dry summers work well in our region. this garden also has quite a few, non-native, adaptive species that work in those environmental conditions but offer more flash and color and ornamental qualities to the landscape design. Many conservation districts, utility companies and/or road departments are offering information at the governmental level on rain garden design. good luck!
    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 8:38AM
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Amy Renea added this to Stone Works Wonders
Functional Stone Designs Stone can also be a tool to help a garden's functionality. These long pavers allow the gardener to reach plants, while the small pebbles accommodate runoff.
Mini rain gardens can be situated at the low side of a yard to filter excess runoff from the lawn. Even if you've gone organic in your lawn care regimen, there's still the problem of nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other elements) entering waterways. They don't just make your lawn grow; they can accelerate algae growth, which in turn upsets the habitat of fish and other aquatic life.

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rain water
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Detail with blue stone
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Steps concrete
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December 31, 2014
Rain bed
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December 29, 2014
jblindzz added this to jblindzz's Ideas
December 7, 2014
Colorful,loves the grasses...
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November 30, 2014
"adapted to wet winters and dry summers"
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November 18, 2014
The walls
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November 1, 2014
Small rain garden idea, stormwater management — see for BW
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October 29, 2014
Use of concrete .
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October 26, 2014
Use of cement slabs of stone
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October 20, 2014
rain garden design 1
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We like the idea of interesting-shaped pavers as stepping stones in the garden.
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Stones mixed in landscape
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September 22, 2014
a way to access the garden bed for weeding
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August 9, 2014
Mini rain gardens can be situated at the low side of a yard to filter excess runoff from the lawn. Even if you've gone organic in your lawn care regimen, there's still the problem of nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other elements) entering waterways. They don't just make your lawn grow; they can accelerate algae growth, which in turn upsets the habitat of fish and other aquatic life.
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Mixture of diverse stones and plantings- distracts the eye from the actual storm water problem
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Pavers and grasses
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plants for sproat
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River rock river bed.
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Garden beds in shade
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nice colour foliage contrast
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I like the bright green shrub in the top middle
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long natural stones within gravel for path
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the marble walkway slabs
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Rain garden
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....a great yard addition, and space to chill....
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concrete slab stones
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interspersing pieces of rock may help to contain erosion
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pavers in garden
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Huellas de concreto
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To resolve the drainage area in backyard and between houses on Patti & Jeff's side
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the stone in the garden
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Like the use of these long tiles
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Path to arbour?
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Another example on concrete sections in front garden
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modern touch
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Small area gardening
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floating planks
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combo-ing the heuchera and carex grass as island garden elements (low)
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I like the way the concrete planks are laid
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Stones along planter box
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Long paver hard scape. Carmel heuchera is nice too
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rocks throughout the garden
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Concrete path
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Garden lay out
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Bed med heller. Noe å spinne videre på? Liker steiner i beddene. Myket opp.
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variety of colour and gradual heights of plants
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Stones in the garden
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Replace grass in front
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Plant variety
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Like pavers
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Recycled concrete pavers cut from existing slab on site.
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The long plain cement planks
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Garden for front
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Plants stepping stones
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Plank steps
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Rain garden
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pavers used in garden as well.
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Garden step idea
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Pine sleeper 2
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Rain garden
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Very nice
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upstairs parking fringe
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Tiger Eye Sumac
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G&A_ Sleepers as a path, surrounded by grass - 900mm wide leading from steps to shed door
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the plant landscaping
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water run off solution...I like the natural plantings which benefit from the natural water run off creating a beautiful garden
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variety and color on a slope
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Inbuilt "creek"
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Not exact, but the concept. horizontal bands can be different widths space between planted with either groundcover or grasses.
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sloped bank ideas
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functional & beautiful.
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Idea to use
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Plant backyard
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Like landscape concept.
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Rain garden
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concrete walkway
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rock garden
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Great terrace idea
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mix of soft planting with hardscape rectangles
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variety of plants
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Paver/steps - I can use the long leftover granite stones instead.
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Mini rain gardens can be situated at the low side of a yard to filter excess runoff from the lawn.
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love the plants
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Steps behind gazebo
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Foliage contrast
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long stones to walk into garden if necessary while soil is still saturdated
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path, colors
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Curved beds with the angular concrete shapes.
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Concrete walkways
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use of stone slabs
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functional stone design
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concrete pads
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rock and small plants
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Mini rain garden for water runoff areas
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