Plant choices for Rain Garden
I've got a tricky spot to fill in my zone 5a Colorado Springs yard. It is right under a downspout, along the edge of my second story deck. I am looking for perennial flowering plants that can handle a downpour, but be ok with a little drought too. The small pond that forms after a rain is proving to be too much for the grass lawn, plus, grass takes so much work to maintain. I am going for a cottage garden look, I don't care too much for formal gardens, and a cottage style works with my house and existing yard. Any suggestions?