Riverview Nursery in Spencerville, IN is a good source for Fort Wayne's recommended rain garden plants that have been grown locally from locally harvested seeds. City Utilities, Salomon Farm Park and Riverview Nursery are teaming up for a rain garden plant sale with free refreshments and give-aways on May 27, 2017.
Rain Garden/Native Plant Sale
May 27, 2017 9:00 AM - Noon
Salomon Farm Park
817 W. Dupont RoadFort Wayne, Indiana
Why Use Native Plants?
Rain gardens are typically planted with perennial native plants. Native plants are recommended because:
- They are adapted to the local climate and are able to thrive in both wet and dry conditions and they can survive winters in northeast Indiana.
- They attract and provide a food source for native birds and insects that are needed to pollinate crops.
- They have robust root systems that help break up soil so that more rain water can soak into the ground.