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Urban Water-Quality Management: Rain Garden Plants


426-043 (HORT-130P)

Authors as Published

Mike Andruczyk, Extension Agent, Chesapeake 
Lynnette Swanson, Extension Agent, Norfolk 
Laurie Fox, Horticulture Associate, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center 
Susan French, Extension Agent, Virginia Beach 
Traci Gilland, Extension Agent, Portsmouth 
Reviewed by David Close, Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech
    cover, Rain Garden Plants

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A rain garden is a landscaped area specially designed to collect rainfall and storm-water runoff. The plants and soil in the rain garden clean pollutants from the water as it seeps into the ground and evaporates back into the atmosphere. For a rain garden to work, plants must be selected, installed, and maintained properly. 


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.


March 18, 2015