The brilliance of rain gardens was on display last week when Hilton Head Island received about four inches of rain on March 3. Below are photos taken the day after the storm in the rain garden Bob and Betty Manne created at their Savannah Trail home in Hilton Head Plantation. "The next day, that water was totally absorbed," Bob reports.
The rain garden has been trimmed back to get ready for new growth, Bob said. Scroll down to see photos of it in full bloom and learn about the plants Betty, a Clemson Master Gardener, selected for the garden. Visit Lowcountry Rain Gardens to learn all about creating your own beautiful and beneficial rain garden.