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Native Plants in Rain Gardens<br />Ronda Fischer, RLA, ASLA<br />Fischer Design, LLC<br />fischerdesign@tds.net      317.9...
Natives verses Non-Natives<br />Rain Garden Plants Must Tolerate Alternating Cycles of <br />Wet and Dry Soil Conditions.<...
Natives verses Non-Natives<br />Deep Root Systems of Native Plants<br />
Natives verses Non-Natives<br />Native Plants Require Less Care Once Established<br />Less Watering      No Fertilizers   ...
Natives verses Non-Natives<br />Native Plants Provide Valuable Wildlife Habitat <br />Birds, Butterflies and Many Benefici...
Plant Selection<br />Light Requirements<br />More Plant Choices in Full Sun<br />
Plant Selection<br />Moisture Requirements<br />Bottom, Sides & Rim<br />
Plant Selection<br />Plant Type<br />Trees    Shrubs    Perennials    Grasses<br />
Plant Selection<br />Mature Height and Aggressiveness<br />Lower Stature Plants Prevent Weedy Look<br />
Plant Selection<br />Cardinal Flower<br />Aug.-Sept.<br />Bottle Gentian<br />Sept.-Oct.<br />Golden Ragwort<br />April-Ma...
Plant Selection<br />Appearance<br />Borders & Mown Edges Maintain a Kept Appearance<br />
Plant Selection<br />Use a Variety of Species to Naturally Select<br />
Plant Selection<br />Other Special Considerations<br />Select Plants to Attract Songbirds, Butterflies and Other Beneficia...
Planting<br />Considerations<br />Spacing, Planting Time, Distribution<br />Minimize Soil Compaction, Mulching, Flagging<b...
Expectations<br />The First Few Years<br />Native Plants are Establishing Roots Systems <br />
Maintenance<br />Hand Weed       Water<br />Maintain Mulch to Protect Soil     <br />Repair Damage and Erosion<br />Never ...
Native Plants<br />Brome Hummock Sedge<br />1’<br />Yellow Fox Sedge<br />1’-2’<br />Frank’s Sedge<br />1’-2’<br />Meadow ...
Native Plants<br />Fox Sedge<br />1’-2’<br />Tufted Hair Grass<br />1’-2’<br />Reddish Bulrush<br />3’-4’<br />Prairie Dro...
Native Plants<br />Marsh Milkweed<br />3’-4’<br />July-Aug<br />Blue Flag <br />1’-2’<br />May-June<br />Autumn Sneezeweed...
Native Plants<br />Sweet Black-Eyed Susan<br />3’-4’<br />Aug-Sept<br />Smooth Ironweed<br />3’-4’<br />Aug-Sept<br />Wild...
Native Plants<br />Bottle Gentian<br />1’-2’<br />Sept-Oct<br />Bluemist Flower<br />1’-2’<br />Aug-Sept<br />Cardinal Flo...
Native Plants<br />Foxglove Beardtongue<br />1’-2’<br />May-June<br />Smooth Beardtongue<br />1’-2’<br />May-June<br />Mou...
Native Plants<br />Shining Aster<br />3’-4’<br />Sept-Oct<br />Obedient Plant<br />2’-3’<br />Aug-Sept<br />New England As...
Native Plants<br />Dense Blazing Star<br />3’-5’<br />July-Aug<br />Riddell’s Goldenrod<br />2’-3’<br />Sept-Oct<br />Purp...
Thank You<br />317.852.8440<br />www.brownsburglandscape.com<br />www.frazeegardens.net<br />317.910.8164<br />www.fischer...
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Native Plants for Rain Gardens from Fischer Design (April 23, 2011)

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Ronda Fischer, a landscape architect, give comprehensive presentation on native plants from the midwest for use in rain gardens and bioswales.

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Native Plants for Rain Gardens from Fischer Design (April 23, 2011)

  1. 1. Native Plants in Rain Gardens<br />Ronda Fischer, RLA, ASLA<br />Fischer Design, LLC<br />fischerdesign@tds.net 317.910.8164 www.fischerdesignllc.com<br />© 2011, Ronda Fischer<br />
  2. 2. Natives verses Non-Natives<br />Rain Garden Plants Must Tolerate Alternating Cycles of <br />Wet and Dry Soil Conditions.<br />
  3. 3. Natives verses Non-Natives<br />Deep Root Systems of Native Plants<br />
  4. 4. Natives verses Non-Natives<br />Native Plants Require Less Care Once Established<br />Less Watering No Fertilizers No Pesticides<br />
  5. 5. Natives verses Non-Natives<br />Native Plants Provide Valuable Wildlife Habitat <br />Birds, Butterflies and Many Beneficial Insects <br />
  6. 6. Plant Selection<br />Light Requirements<br />More Plant Choices in Full Sun<br />
  7. 7. Plant Selection<br />Moisture Requirements<br />Bottom, Sides & Rim<br />
  8. 8. Plant Selection<br />Plant Type<br />Trees Shrubs Perennials Grasses<br />
  9. 9. Plant Selection<br />Mature Height and Aggressiveness<br />Lower Stature Plants Prevent Weedy Look<br />
  10. 10. Plant Selection<br />Cardinal Flower<br />Aug.-Sept.<br />Bottle Gentian<br />Sept.-Oct.<br />Golden Ragwort<br />April-May<br />Bloom Times, Textures and Colors<br />
  11. 11. Plant Selection<br />Appearance<br />Borders & Mown Edges Maintain a Kept Appearance<br />
  12. 12. Plant Selection<br />Use a Variety of Species to Naturally Select<br />
  13. 13. Plant Selection<br />Other Special Considerations<br />Select Plants to Attract Songbirds, Butterflies and Other Beneficial Insects<br />
  14. 14. Planting<br />Considerations<br />Spacing, Planting Time, Distribution<br />Minimize Soil Compaction, Mulching, Flagging<br />
  15. 15. Expectations<br />The First Few Years<br />Native Plants are Establishing Roots Systems <br />
  16. 16. Maintenance<br />Hand Weed Water<br />Maintain Mulch to Protect Soil <br />Repair Damage and Erosion<br />Never Use Fertilizers or Pesticides<br />Annual Removal of Previous Year’s Growth<br />
  17. 17. Native Plants<br />Brome Hummock Sedge<br />1’<br />Yellow Fox Sedge<br />1’-2’<br />Frank’s Sedge<br />1’-2’<br />Meadow Sedge<br />1’<br />Grasses and Sedges<br />
  18. 18. Native Plants<br />Fox Sedge<br />1’-2’<br />Tufted Hair Grass<br />1’-2’<br />Reddish Bulrush<br />3’-4’<br />Prairie Dropseed<br />1’-2’<br />Grasses and Sedges<br />
  19. 19. Native Plants<br />Marsh Milkweed<br />3’-4’<br />July-Aug<br />Blue Flag <br />1’-2’<br />May-June<br />Autumn Sneezeweed<br />3’-4’<br />Sept-Oct<br />Monkeyflower<br />2’-4’<br />July-Aug<br />Wildflowers for Bottom<br />
  20. 20. Native Plants<br />Sweet Black-Eyed Susan<br />3’-4’<br />Aug-Sept<br />Smooth Ironweed<br />3’-4’<br />Aug-Sept<br />Wildflowers for Bottom<br />
  21. 21. Native Plants<br />Bottle Gentian<br />1’-2’<br />Sept-Oct<br />Bluemist Flower<br />1’-2’<br />Aug-Sept<br />Cardinal Flower<br />2’-3’<br />Aug-Sept<br />Great Blue Lobelia<br />2’-3’<br />Aug-Sept<br />Wildflowers for Sides<br />
  22. 22. Native Plants<br />Foxglove Beardtongue<br />1’-2’<br />May-June<br />Smooth Beardtongue<br />1’-2’<br />May-June<br />Mountain Mint<br />1’-2’<br />July-Aug<br />Golden Ragwort<br />1’-2’<br />April-May<br />Wildflowers for Sides<br />
  23. 23. Native Plants<br />Shining Aster<br />3’-4’<br />Sept-Oct<br />Obedient Plant<br />2’-3’<br />Aug-Sept<br />New England Aster<br />3’-4’<br />Sept-Oct<br />Boneset<br />3’-4’<br />Aug-Sept<br />Wildflowers for Sides<br />
  24. 24. Native Plants<br />Dense Blazing Star<br />3’-5’<br />July-Aug<br />Riddell’s Goldenrod<br />2’-3’<br />Sept-Oct<br />Purple Coneflower<br />2’-3’<br />July-Aug<br />Wildflowers for Sides<br />
  25. 25. Thank You<br />317.852.8440<br />www.brownsburglandscape.com<br />www.frazeegardens.net<br />317.910.8164<br />www.fischerdesignllc.com<br />

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