Rain Gardens

Swamp Milkweed

Rain gardens are a new and popular way to integrate landscaping with proper management of urban runoff. In many cases, rain gardens can solve a drainage problem in an environmentally conscious way. With the careful selection of native and non-native plants, your rain garden can be transformed into a visual asset to your property and be a popular resting area for numerous butterfly species and hummingbirds. Sandstrom Land Management is an advocate of the Rice Creek Watershed Districts' Blue Thumb program. We can help you design a rain garden and help you secure grants from local governments to defray the costs. The species featured on this page work well in most rain gardens.

Swamp Buttercup Meadow Sweet Swamp Aster

Starry Catchfly and Royal Campion