Rain Garden 'put to bed'
With the help and direction of Alan Shey, Chesterfield County Environmental Engineering, three of us dug into the demonstration rain garden at the Heritage Center, weeding, cleaning and mulching. The garden catches, filters and infiltrates run-off from the parking lots, while providing a focal point for attractive native wildflowers. Alan expects to do a little more work on it over the winter, but for now it is ready for its annual winter rest. The Landscape Gardening in the Park volunteers will be monitoring it to keep ahead of those pesky "winter annual weeds" that are always ready to take advantage of an idle garden. --Ben
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