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Article: Channeling Mother Nature: Build a Dry Creek Bed to Divert Rainwater Where You Want It: And your water-wise perennials etc.?

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2009
4:13 PM

Post #6650019

The eventual long-term fate of the water-wise perennials, herbs and ornamental grasses you mention so lovingly in the beginning? Were they okay? Thanks for this article, Tamara.
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2009
10:36 PM

Post #6651254

Yes, thanks for asking! The majority of the plants that were in the path of the flow of rain have survived and thrived, now that things are mostly under control.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6654507

Hurray! I'm glad you were able to fix everything in a scenic and healthy way.
Middle5
Staten Island, NY

June 20, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #6714797

Can you name some of these water-wise perennials. Just started gardening, could use this info. TKU
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 21, 2009
1:38 PM

Post #6718356

Sure! I have agastaches, coneflowers, ratibida (Mexican hat flower), Echinops (globe thistle), sedums, daylilies, dusty miller, artemesia, rudbekia, gaillardia, centranthus (Jupiter's beard) and, the most drought-tolerant plant ever: Russian sage. Lots of assorted ornamental grasses too, like Pampas, Mexican feather grass, and bluestem.

All of these plants will need regular water for their first few months in your garden, but after that they prove to be very tough.

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Other Article: Channeling Mother Nature: Build a Dry Creek Bed to Divert Rainwater Where You Want It Threads you might be interested in:

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