Ornamental Grasses and Shrubs
Of course, rain gardens aren't just for those with well-known fish-spawning grounds nearby. They are helping turn storm-water problems into landscaping amenities all across the country—filtering out pollutants and keeping them from washing into waterways, and allowing rain to percolate back into the soil, where it can replenish the water table. In dry desert areas and in city gardens with shallow soil, they make the most of every rainfall."
See the plant list for a green rain garden like this one next.