I was recently on vacation in Europe and found a couple of interesting gardening ideas which I thought I might try to add to my butterfly garden.
As you can see from the picture #1 – this gardener has raised beds which have a tendency to shed water instead of it soaking into the ground. She solved this by sinking a pot next to her tomato plant. Just fill up the pot and the water slowly goes into the soil.
In picture #2, they have sunk a large plastic container in the ground and as you can see it holds water more than the surrounding ground.
I’m going to try both of these ideas for my plants that prefer wet feet like swamp milkweed and Lobelia cardinalis.