Moved gardenias that were not doing well here and added Tea Olives and Yews

HELP!....Off the back of my deck, we have water runoff, what plants can I plant there that can take a runoff water area? I tried putting 3 gardenia bushes and 4 butterfly bushes there but none were doing well because of too much runoff water off the deck, so just recently moved them to a spot where they will thrive. But now am stumped as to what to plant. Someone told me "tall decorative grasses"...HELP!
Yews, Tea Olives and Impatiens! Hopefully these will fare better than the gardenias- we moved those to help them thrive in another area- this foto was taken the day we planted them March 18th.
Yews, Tea Olives and Impatiens on April 6 3 weeks after planting them.
I tried putting 3 gardenia bushes and 4 butterfly bushes there but none were doing well because of too much runoff water off the deck, so just recently moved them to a spot where they will thrive.
I tried putting 3 gardenia bushes and 4 butterfly bushes there but none were doing well because of too much runoff water off the deck, so just recently moved them to a spot where they will thrive.
Tried Ivy before I I tried putting 3 gardenia bushes and 4 butterfly bushes there but none were doing well because of too much runoff water off the deck, so just recently moved them to a spot where they will thrive. Ivy has barely grown in 6 years.

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  • Kate M Kate M on May 31, 2012
    Weeping Willows love water but keep them away from your house & pipes!

  • Ana M Ana M on May 31, 2012
    Thanks everyone! We decided on Yews and Tea Olive trees as you can see in the updated picture.

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