Here’s a few pictures of our rain garden doing it’s job which by the way is to catch the overflow water from our two gigantic rain cisterns and allow it to sink into the ground rather than out to the street.
We have selected plants that can survive in standing water or low water situations. The result is a beautiful garden that catches water that would otherwise land in our city storm water drain. The rain garden also serves as a bird and butterfly haven.
Take a look at these beautiful flowers and then let us shower you with plant suggestions. The list will be at the bottom of the page.
Rain garden plant list 2020
Crinum lilies, including ‘Super Ellen’ Crinum sp.
Various Daylilies Hemerocallis hybrids
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea
White Rain Lily Zephyranhes candida
Pink Rain Lily Zephyranthes grandiflora
Red Spider Lily Lycoris radiata
Texas Spider Lily Hymenocallis liriosme
Louisiana Iris cultivars Iris sp.
Purple Heart Tradescantia pallida pupurae
Concord Grape Spiderwort Tradescantia pallida ‘Concord Grape’
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
Summer Phlox Phlox paniculata ‘John Fanick’
Summer Phlox Phlox paniculate ‘Victoria’
Brazos Penstemon Penstemon tenuis
Shenandoah Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
Texas Star Hibiscus, Red and White Hibiscus coccineus
Purple Beautyberry Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Purple Pride’
Turk’s Cap Malvaviscus drummondii
Dwarf (Swamp) Palmetto Sabal minor
Let it rain!
Photos by Starla Willis and Susan Swinson
I love the water garden idea.
Do you know who worked on it? Just so I can get some pointers for mine. If I could get an email to contact that will be great!
Judy, I have several names to give you and here is a wonderful resource from TAMU:
Thank you for asking about our rain garden and please feel free to come take a look at it.
The location is in front of Midway Hills Christain Church at Midway and Royal.
Send your email address back if you don’t mind, I will be able to keep it private and can then give you those names.
Thank you for including the plant list. The Raincatcher’s Team truly demonstrates and educates our citizens.
Zandra, Susan Swinson compiled that last and takes care of the rain garden with other volunteers. We have such wonderful master gardeners contributing to our gardens.