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Stream or Drainage? | landscape Design Ideas

You decide. Here is another great way to design with water in your landscape. Instead of trying to get rid of it in underground plastic pipes that go the wrong way, give water a place to be appreciated. Here at the Chicago Botanic Garden, a drainage stream crosses a crushed stone pea gravel path. Instead of trying to stay dry, my neice preferred to walk right through. The crossroads composition is made even more splendid with the Solmon’s Seal behind (also pictured below) to give the path a woodland native appeal.