I thought I'd update the photos of my rain garden. The last photo I shared with you was taken 2 years ago. Here's the photo I took today:
New plantings include Loropetalum, Verbena, butterfly bushes-both petite and normal sizes, irises, lilies, gladiolas, red hot poker, 'Secret's out' & 'Gold Medal' roses, yellow Knock-out roses, azaleas, several hostas, ajuga and acuba.
Steamy hot weather will be here next week. I love NC!
Here are some closeup photos of the Japanese iris in my rain garden: