Learn how to design, install and maintain your rain garden with the free Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington (PDF).
Be sure to check out where and where not to build your garden. Not every place is suitable.
Visit WSU Extension’s rain garden website.
Somewhere in the dryland wilds of eastern Washington, Michael Neff and his wife stop the car.
“I’ve always wanted to hike these dunes,” he says to her. “I could not believe the grasses that were stabilizing those dunes!” Neff says later. He refuses to identify where, exactly, the dunes in question are located. “It’s those little pockets of diversity that we need to identify and preserve,” he explains, almost—but not quite—apologetic.