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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
Professionally-designed gardens make it easy to get a beautiful yard.
We first introduced our "Gardens in a Box" over a decade ago and despite our efforts, we sell out every season.
What’s included in a pre-planned garden?
Great plants to solve gardening challenges.
Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Tulips & Daffodils) will bloom in spring.
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The water-cleansing Rain Garden will channel water runoff and color your landscape with shades of pink, yellow and white. The Rain Garden Pre-Planned Garden comes with premium plants, a planting diagram and plant care guide to create and maintain a professionally designed garden. The small Rain Garden covers approximately 50 sq. ft, while the large Rain Garden will cover 100 sq. feet. It is suitable for planting across most of the US.
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The water-cleansing Rain Garden Pre-Planned Garden is both colorful and functional. By planting a colorful mix of durable perennial flowers and ornamental grasses in a depression that collects water, their roots and foliage help to filter and clean the water that percolates into the soil and recharges our aquifers. Rain gardens are a great low-tech way to take water that flows from our roofs and other hard surfaces and allows it to be slowly absorbed by the soil. This helps reduce the destructive flow of dirty storm water run-off into our streams and rivers and creates beneficial habitat using native plants. The Rain Gardens come with a planting diagram and plant care guide to create and maintain a professionally designed garden.
The large pre-planned Rain Garden covers approx. 100 sq. ft. and includes the following perennials: (3) each of Asclepias incarnata, Monarda fistulosa and Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White', (2) each of Phlox paniculata Jeana, Ratibida pinnata, Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' and Muhlenbergia reverchonii and (1) Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' for a total of 18 plants.
The small pre-planned Rain Garden covers approximately 50 sq. ft. and includes the following perennials: (2) Asclepias incarnata and (1) each of Monarda fistulosa, Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White', Phlox paniculata Jeana, Ratibida pinnata, Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks', Muhlenbergia reverchonii and Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' for a total of 9 plants.
(Note: we reserve the right to substitute another regionally suitable plant should any of the listed varieties be unavailable.)
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Here are a few basics to help you understand the process. (See our Buliding A Rain Garden article for more detailed information.)
To create a rain garden, your perennials will be planted in a shallow depression (8 to 12 inches deep) into which run-off water drains from a roof, driveway or other hard surfaces. Test the planting area for drainage by digging a 12” wide by 12" deep hole and filling with water to saturate soil; refill in a few hours after water drains. After filling the hole a second time, the water should completely drain within 12 hours. If not, this indicates poor drainage that will require moving the garden to another site to avoid long-term standing water.
Size the rain garden's area (sq. footage) to match the sq. footage of the roof area (or other hard surfaces) that will drain into it. Be sure the depression will hold more than 1" of rainfall so it will hold enough to hold several days of rain. Here are some useful metrics to help size the rain garden depression.
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from April 23-June 30, warmest zones first.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.
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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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When you order from us, we guarantee that you will receive the hardiest plants, bulbs or seeds available, packed with care and ready to thrive in your garden. If you have followed our detailed planting and care instructions and you do not experience success, we will honor our satisfaction guarantee for up to one full year from delivery.
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