Lelan’s Perfect Day

Here’s the recipe for the container planting from my visit with Meryll Rose on WTVF NewsChannel5 Talk of the Town:
2 Tropical Plumbago Plumbago auriculata – 1 gallon sized
1 Tropical hibiscus ‘President’s Red’ – 1 gallon sized
1 Ornamental Pepper ‘Chilly Chili’ – 1 gallon sized
1 Russellia Scarlet Firecracker plant – 1 gallon sized
2 Petunia ‘Sky Blue’ – 4″ size

Loves full sun and the occasional spring rain.

Rain Gardens

Several months ago I posted about a little garden I saw at West Meade Middle School and was impressed at the care that was being given to educate students with hands-on ecology lessons. Today I got an email from Mekayle Houghton, the Program Director for Cumberland River Compact and she gave me a little more information about their Rain Gardens For Nashville website. Did you know that teachers can go to their website and download Lesson plans for grades K-12 to help them teach about rain gardens? They also have a Resource Guide that you can download for planning, designing, and maintaining a rain garden. Even if you aren’t lucky enough to live in Nashville 😉 you can still learn a lot about creating a rain garden from this site.