I love this garden. Last I checked, the building was still for sale. (I think I have upgraded my phone six times since this video…. Please forgive the limitations of 2012 smartphones!)
This is a favorite of mine… by the way, the lack of rain just makes it ever so much more valuable to get it into the ground when it does fall – don’t just send it down the pipes! There are so many opportunities for us to save our water! Please take a look. <p><aContinue reading “Leveraging the Landscape to Manage Water”
Watch the Video: Semiramis Studio’s garden at CNT-E The Garden at CNT Energy during a rainstorm with the newly diverted downspout water going into the garden! Want to know more?
Getting the water from the downspout to the raingarden will require a lined runnel. Seems like an old piece of steel culvert sliced lengthwise will do the trick here.
The challenge to incorporating raingardens into spaces is often getting the water to the location you are able to have infiltration. This is concept sketch showing the basic configuration of the garden. Ahead of us is refining the design of the rainwater conveyance system. More to follow as the design moves along…
I have a project underway. I was able to admire my green infrastructure during last night’s rain. What a thing of beauty – the water travels out the downspout and to the raingarden area. In spite of the shady location and very gluey black clay, the water infiltrates quite quickly – thank you honeylocust tree!Continue reading “Green Infrastructure! ….in progress”