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Wetlands and Rain Gardens Weekend

Our first-ever Wetlands and Rain Gardens Weekend is coming up June 15-17! The MsK Nursery will mark down prices on many plants ideal for stream edges, rain gardens, and other moist spots. Join us on June 16 for a free Bog-In-A-Bucket seminar, and again on June 17 for a free tour of wetland plants in the KBG.

Even though there is not a wetland, rain garden, or stream in the KBG, we love them (and secretly wish we had all three!). What we have done is plant some adaptable species that like these habitats, but can also thrive in more typical garden conditions. Many species are able to tolerate a range of moisture levels. The KBG is also home to several ‘bog’ gardens in sunken sinks, as well as several bog-in-a-bucket container gardens. These are easy ways that anyone can add a wetland feature or wetland species to their landscape.

And, of course, the MsK Nursery features over 100 species that can thrive in a rain garden or other moist spot. KBG staff will mark down prices on many of these plants over the weekend. They need to find good homes!

Want to learn more about rain gardens? We’ll also have an informational table on hand to help you get started on adding a rain garden to your landscape.

And don’t miss these free wetland-themed events over the weekend:

At our Bog-In-A-Bucket seminar, you’ll learn how to make a unique wetland container garden to place in the ground or use as a stand-alone container. If you want to make your own, bring along a washtub or other container, purchase plants from the Nursery, and staff will help you plant your own bog-in-a-bucket to bring home. Saturday, June 16, 1-2pm.

Learn about the unique attributes of wetland plants found in the KBG, and get some tips about how you can use them in your own landscape during our garden tour on Sunday, June 17 from 1-2pm.

If you would like to attend either the seminar or the tour, please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 206-546-1281.