Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Harvest the Heavens... for Healthy Watersheds
Rainscapes recreate natural ecosystems to help soil capture and filter rain water, which prevents pollution runoff and erosion, while also recharging groundwater supplies. From simple rain barrels to elaborate rain gardens, Rainscapes are a wonderful mix of innovative approaches which help conserve our natural resources while creating habitat areas full of beauty and life.
Use native plants whenever possible. These proven performers are ideally suited to our region's environmental conditions, and provide valuable habitat for wildlife. Design for color and beauty throughout the year by choosing plants that produce blooms, seeds, berries, or other fruit, in a variety of seasons. It's best to group plants together by height, moisture, and sunlight requirements. Also select plants which enjoy moist conditions, but which will also tolerate periods of drought. Here's a partial list of commonly available native plants. Most are tolerant of either sun or partial shade, unless noted otherwise (☀️ requires full sun).
Transform a drab corner of your landscape into a dynamic, rain-driven ecosystem! Just create a modest ponding area or bermed depression in your yard, improve the soil, add an eye-popping assortment of native plants. You'll soon capture thousands
Collect and store clean, chemical-free rainwater for when you most need it, whether watering plants, washing cars and windows, or topping off ponds. You can easily make your own or purchase them either as kits or fully-assembled. Connect two or more together for increased storage capacity.
Ferns & Grasses
Big Bluestem ☀️
Bee Balm/Wild Bergamot
Butterfly Weed ☀️
Great Blue Lobelia
Joe Pye Weed ☀️
Milkweed (Swamp & Common)
New England Aster
New York Ironweed ☀️
Swamp Sunflower ☀️
Wild Blue Phlox
Small Trees & Shrubs
High Bush Blueberry
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Department of Environmental Protection
Montgomery County, Maryland
Location. 39° 4.076′ N, 77° 1.979′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Ingram Lane near Casino Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1403 Casino Circle, Silver Spring MD 20906, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kemp Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prehistoric Rock Shelters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mica Mine Ruins (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Pond in Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Pond in Summer (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Pond in Winter (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Pond in Autumn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alternative to Plastic Water Bottles (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
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