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Use the City’s services directory to easily find the information you need.
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Rain gardens are vegetated, shallow, bowl-shaped landscape features that absorb runoff from roofs and driveways.
Rain gardens fill with a few inches of water after a storm, then filter the water into the ground instead of to stormdrains. They naturally protect our water sources and look great.
Rain gardens are installed in Pleasant Valley and new Springwater Communities to support nature-friendly communities that use plants and soil to remove road pollutants such as oil, grease and chemicals before they reach local water bodies. These plants support local wildlife and the roots help water drain. In other words, rain gardens help soak up rain and pollution!
No. Many of these things – construction waste, paint rinsate, car fluids, cleaning supplies, carpet cleaner, wash water, etc. – are likely to harm the plants and wildlife and can leave unattractive solids in the rain garden.
Best practice is to use a utility sink, toilet or tub to dispose of wastewater, where it will travel to the City’s wastewater treatment plant.
Tall, deciduous up to 20 feet; white flowers in spring, red
berries in early summer. Plant in the bowl of the rain garden. Sambucus racemosa
Tall, deciduous shrub up to 12 feet with shredded bark and
clusters of white flowers. Plant in bowl of raingarden where the most water
will collect. Physocarpus capitatus
Medium evergreen 1-3 feet tall. Blechnum spicant
Medium plant up to 2 feet; purple blooms in spring, dark
green blades. Iris tenax
Short perennial wildflower from bulb up to 2 feet; produces
dazzling blue flowers with yellow centers. Plant along drier outer edges of
garden. Camassia quamash
Short perennial wildflower up to 2 feet; feathery fern-like
foliage and cascading pink heart-shaped flowers in spring through early summer.
Full to partial shade; plant along drier edges of garden. Dicentra formosa
Short perennial wildflower up to 2 feet; showy clusters of
pink flowers favored by butterflies. Plant along drier edges of garden. Sidalcea sp.
Medium clumped evergreen grass-like plants up to 3 feet.
Tufted structure with foliage ranging from greens to bronze. Provides
year-round garden interest; check for shade tolerance before purchase. Plant in
bowl of garden. Carex sp.
Short, spreading shrub up to 8 inches. Low-growing evergreen
groundcover with drooping pink flowers and red berries. Plant along drier outer
edges of garden. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Short, perennial wildflower, up to 1 foot; produces nodding
white flowers, frequently yellow at base of petals. Plant along drier edges of
garden. Erythronium oregonum
Short, white spiked flower atop wide flat leaves spring to
summer; fragrant dried-leaves. Achlys
Tall evergreen 4-8 feet with light pink flowers, spring to
summer; edible; beautiful foliage with some fall color. Slow growing. Vaccinium ovatum
Short, perennial wildflower up to 3 feet, taller wildflower
with multiple drooping red and yellow flowers. Prefers dappled sun; plant along
drier outer edges of garden. Aquilegia
Medium deciduous shrub 3 feet x 2 feet; dark-green, shiny
leaves, flat white flowers in summer; great for pollinators. Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida
Tall, deciduous shrub up to 15 feet. Does best in partial
shade, reddish twigs create garden interest through the fall and winter, plant
in bowl of garden. Cornus sericea
Tall, deciduous shrubby tree up to 25 feet; bright green
leaves turn brilliant red in the fall, smooth green bark provides garden
interest in winter. Plant in bowl of garden. Acer circinatum
Short, small shrub up to 2 feet; low-growing plant with shiny
evergreen leaves, yellow flowers and purple berries. Plant around drier outer
edges of garden. Mahonia nervosa