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from: Eastern Deciduous Forest by Robert Q. Petty 


A Wet, Shady Garden in Riverside, IL

This garden area receives water from a downspout and sump pump, so has two levels - one for rain garden plants and one for shade.

The rain garden is planted with sedges and other moisture-loving plants.


The shady side yard was once filled with buckthorn and weeds. The garden is now two years old.


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