West Virginia Native Plant List For Your Raingarden

Grasses Bushy Bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus)Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthim latifolium)Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthim latifolium) Trees and Shrubs Alder (Alnus incana)Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)Little Henry (Itea virginica)Paw-Paw (Asimina triloba)Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea )Sixteen Candles (Clethera alnifolia)Shrubby St. Johnswort (Hypericum densiflorum)Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)Serviceberry (Amelanchier)Winter Red (Ilex verticillata)Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum) Flowers Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)Blue Flag (Iris virginica shrevei)Blue […]

How to Calculate the Size of Your Rain Garden Design

How to calculate the size of the rain garden design: 1. Determine the area of the hard surface draining to the rain garden. In this example the length of the roof (L) times the width of the roof (W) In this example 400 ft2 will be draining to the rain garden” width=”300″ height=”189″> L x […]

Build Your Own Rain Garden

These step by step instructions are designed to assist homeowners in building their private rain garden. Contractors, designers, and engineers are required to follow the specifications in the WV Post Construction Stormwater Guidance Manual (2012). 1. Location, Location, Location Select the location for your new rain garden following these simple guidelines: At least 10 feet […]

A Rain Garden in 36 Seconds

Boy Scouts from the Northeast Illinois Council completed the Thomas H. Keyser Memorial Rain Garden in Beckley, WV as part of the 2013 BSA Jamboree. The scouts were part of the Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative. The John Keyser Memorial rain garden project was sponsored by the Beckley Sanitary Board. This raingarden will alleviate […]

How a Rain Garden Works

Check out this super cool info graphic that explains how a rain garden works. Understand the components and the principles so you can build your own rain garden at home!