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Urban gardens are wonderful locations for small bioswales.
Bioswales are sunken depressions that collect, treat, and drain stormwater. During rainy months, water fills the bottom of a bioswale and slowly drains out, filtering silt and pollutants out of the water.
Bioswales help keep stormwater out of our sewer system – saving both taxpayer dollars and the environment!
In today’s Oregonian, Portland landscape designer, Megan Galaher, shares her seven fool-proof plants to include in your urban bioswale:
To see an example of an urban bioswale firsthand, visit the Portland Garden Club Show at the World Forestry Center, going on May 17 - 18.
Megan Galaher in The Oregonian, March 20, 2014