rain garden anatomy
Illustration: Annie Bissett
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Anatomy of a Rain Garden

A: Water flows in from slope, paved area, or pipe
B: Wide, shallow basin with flat, level bottom and gently sloped sides
C: 12 to 24 inches of fast-draining
D: 2 inches of mulch
E: 6 inches of ponding depth
F: Berm or stones to stem or slow down overflow
G: Perennial plants
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