Raingarden Project


This year we installed a raingarden in our boulevard (that space between the road and the sidewalk. We were grateful to receive a cost-share grant from the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District to help us with this project.

Cost share program info: http://rpbcwd.org/grants/watershed-stewardship-grants

The Process:

Boulevard before

Street View before

Removing sod

Grading to the profile

Removing soil


Plants ready!

All hands in the dirt

Watering system, ready for mulch

Mulch done

Fenced and Growing!

Monarch caterpillar on butterfly weed

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The Plants:

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida)

Purple Dome Aster (Aster novae-angilae)

Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)

Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)

Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)