Help with dry creek bed
I am building a small dry creek bed in my front yard. I have a rain downspout there and it keeps this flower bed very wet. I live in ohio and have clay soil so the water seems to collect there and it is near my foundation. I have no place to run the water to that will make the dry creek bed look good. If I use a combination of small to medium river rock will it slow the water absorption down enough that the bed will not be so soggy? I originally used plastic under the rocks, but read it could be bad the the plants I am planting around it. Also I have hostas around it... It and will be planting other things as well. Are hostas ok to be planted near it? Or does that seem unnatural? Any ideas of what else I could put there?