A rain garden was installed adjacent to the parking lot at the Ehinger Center to reduce soil erosion from stormwater runoff. Water is diverted into the rain garden from the road. Then, water-loving plants in the garden slow the flow of the water and filter it through the soil.
Once the plants are in bloom, the rain garden will attract native pollinators like butterflies.
Native, Water-Loving Plants Planted in the Rain Garden
|Euonymus americanus L.||American strawberry bush|
|Ilex glabra||Inkberry Holly|
|Arrowwood Viburnum||Arrowwood Viburnum|
|Iris versicolor||Northern blue flag|
|Juncus canadensis||Canada Rush|
|Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus||Spotted Joe-Pye Weed|
|Lobelia cardinalis||Cardinal Flower|
|Osmunda regalis||Royal Fern|
|Aquilegia canandesis||Wild Columbine|
|Clethra alnifolia||Summersweet Clethra|
|Dicentra eximia||Wild bleeding Heart|