On May 15, 2011, a group of volunteers dug and planted a rain garden at Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, Bordentown, NJ. [See the earlier photos in my Rain Garden post from June 25.] The photos above show the one-month-old garden. The plants have grown and the wildflowers are already attracting wildlife, especially butterflies.
The wildflowers are also attracting hummingbirds, but because they flit around so quickly and I only have a 10x zoom, I haven’t caught any hummingbirds in photos.
More important, although the plants have not yet reached full size, the garden is already helping with the church’s rainwater run-off problem. More than three inches of rain fell on August 14, and the garden collected the water, just like it’s supposed to!