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The dry streambed in action

Posted by wonbyherwits z7 NC (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 7, 08 at 15:31

The rains finally came, and we were so glad that our slopes are planted as gardens instead of washed away in muddy erosion! Also, our driveway was saved by the dry streambed. The moisture loving plants in the rain garden are happy campers, too.

I hope everyone has full rain barrels!


Here is a link that might be useful: managing the rain water

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RE: The dry streambed in action

Makes me want to dip my feet in the water.

RE: The dry streambed in action

Cameron, it's so pretty at your house. This pic plus the ones on summer pics 4 makes me wish I could just blink and be there, resting, relaxing and just plain being quiet and listening to all the birds and bugs and watching the plants grow. I'd even pull a weed or two if I saw any, but I haven't spotted one yet in any of your lovely photos.
I finally got rain, too, but my garden is too new to be a lush and inviting place to relax.
Thanks for sharing,

RE: The dry streambed in action

Absolutely beautiful and I certainly relate to the new garden thing. Although some areas are filling in a lot faster than I anticipated, I can't wait until everything becomes established and lush as in the photo above.

RE: The dry streambed in action

Those areas that you see were truly eyesores before we created the gardens. Most all of what you see on today's blog entry was planted in spring 2007.

Here's the same path shown above in the thread, but looking from the garden back to the sidewalk flagstones. You can see where the rain garden diverts and drops the excess water down into the pond of the dry stream.

Saturday morning:

Saturday evening (and then another storm came later):

RE: The dry streambed in action

I like how it is set up where when it is dry it still looks like a functional part of the garden.

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