Permaculture forum: Rain Gardens

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Name: The Landscape Doctor
Franklin, TN (Zone 6b)
Jul 13, 2017 8:40 AM CST
Hello everyone!

Right now it is starting to get hot and humid with less and less rain as the summer starts to heat up. Over the past few weeks, I have had a few requests for rain garden installations...We do landscaping in Franklin TN, mostly residential so these requests are not uncommon. Anyways my question is: If you were in zone 6b, which plant species would you consider for your perennial rain garden, mixed in with some edible plants as well.

Curious to hear about all the wonderful plant varieties I am not using but should be. Any feedback would be great, thanks. Group hug
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Jul 13, 2017 11:10 AM CST
pebble - you're not planning on a summer installation, are you? Have been in Franklin in the summer. Miserable. DD lived there and then in Santa Fe. It might be tough to work in edibles into the wet/dry area. Maybe more on the periphery. Because you've posted your inquiry in the Permaculture forum, you might want to check out this website -
It does list some small fruits that might be suitable.
Here's another one but don't know where the blogger is located.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb

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