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Moisture-Loving Garden Plan

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This colorful garden bed offers a pretty and practical solution to a troublesome wet area in the yard.

flowerbed with rocks

Do you have a low area in your yard that’s subject to runoff or a spot where a drainpipe adds extra moisture? This bed is for you. It’s shown in midsummer, when most of the plants are in bloom. Yet this garden has yearlong appeal—variegated iris, dogwood, and arrowwood viburnum bloom in late spring and early summer; summersweet and Joe-Pye weed peak in late summer. Come fall, summersweet, Virginia sweetspire, and viburnum boast fine fall foliage. And in winter, viburnum berries and Joe-Pye weed seed heads provide winter decoration (and a treat for birds).

flowerbed and rocks

A) Variegated dogwood (Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’), Zones 2-8

B) Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Zones 2-8

C) Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum), Zones 5-11

D) Variegated iris (Iris pallida ‘Variegata’), Zones 1-9

E) Yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris), Zones 4-8

F) Bee balm (Monarda didyma), Zones 4-10

G) Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’), Zones 4-8

H) Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum), Zones 4-8

I) Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia), Zones 3-9

J) Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum), Zones 3-8

K) Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Zones 5-10

L) Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica), Zones 5-9