UPDATED Infographic: Want more butterflies in your yard? Plant the nectar plants they love! Here’s a great list of butterfly-attracting annual and perennial plants — including those needed for butterfly larvae. – New Gardening Ideas
Rain gardens filter runoff and protect groundwater, especially after big rains. They also add unexpected beauty to low spots that tend to collect water and draw wildlife. Here's how to make a rain garden in your own landscape.
The rock-lined swale is both design feature and effective rain garden. It soaks up runoff in this wet, steep-slope garden. Glass floats further the look of a dry streambed. If only we had rain in Texas.but "dry bed" will work well!