What's Blooming in the Rain Garden?
The plants in the Eastside Park rain garden are still doing well, despite the recent dry weather. In May, City of Washington employees prepared the top part of the garden for planting, and re-set the repaired educational sign. Employees from the city of Washington Stormwater Dept. and the SWCD gave the rain garden a fresh layer of mulch, and planted several new native plants to fill in some blank areas. Many of the rain garden plants are finished blooming (as of August 29) - except for a few Black-Eyed Susans - and the Swamp Milkweed is beginning to form seed pods. Although there are not many flowers blooming, the rain garden is still beneficial to our pollinators, providing food for a hungry Monarch caterpillar.