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Plants next to " rain water channel"

Posted by FinnInTheUSA Georgia (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 27, 13 at 18:08

Hi,
have a backyard through which runs a "rain water channel". Sorry if this term is not correct one, but what I mean is that this channel is meant for rain water to flow through my backyard. Backyard does not receive a lot of sunshine i.e. there is quite a many trees.

I would like to plant there right next to this channel some flowers and/or bushes. And I would appreciate any insights into which flowers and/or bushes would be suitable here i.e. ones that do not require a lot of sun and would be fine even if there would occasionally flow rain water. But perhaps this "rain water channel" is not a problem at all here?


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RE: Plants next to " rain water channel"

You might google "rain garden Georgia" to find suggestions for plants that would tolerate shade and occasional flooding.
Hope some knowledgeable Georgia gardeners can add more assistance. .
Pat


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RE: Plants next to " rain water channel"

Jewel Weed and ferns are among the few plants that like both shade and water.


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RE: Plants next to " rain water channel"

Itea "Little Henry" is a neat shrub. Has some funky flowers and loves the moist soil. I prune mine a bit, just because. It does sucker a bit, so it will fill in nicely for what you want. Not too tall, not too short. Should get about 2 - 3' and spread about 3'.

Tough plant will tolerate shade (as mine does behind an apple tree). It sucks up the water from the downspout.

Jim


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RE: Plants next to " rain water channel"

If you're refering to a "dry creek" that channels stormwater through and off of your lot, I have daylillies growing like weeds next to mine.


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