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.