Please suggest a comprehensive bog/marsh book

LauraZone5March 27, 2004

Please suggest a comprehensive bog/marsh book for the Midwest. I am in NE Illinois by the Wisconsin border.

I have The Natural Water Garden from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It does not have the in depth information I am looking for. I am currently interested in bog plant requirements. I have several pond books but these types of plants are only addressed in passing to fill planting pockets around ponds for aesthetics. I have a need for a more comprehensive bog/marsh book and would like a few suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Into_the_woods(z6 NJ)

Waterscaping has separate chapters on marsh, swamp, pond, bog, wet meadow, even container gardening with water plants. The emphasis is on native plants but it does also include some non-natives. The author is Judy Glattstein.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2004 at 9:18AM
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msmarieh(Z5/N IL)

Hi Laura,

This might be useful:

The Book of Swamp and Bog: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of the Eastern Freshwater Wetlands by John Eastman, Amelia Hansen (Illustrator)


    Bookmark   March 31, 2004 at 11:34PM
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Why Thank You!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2004 at 12:10AM
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I would highly recommend 'Gardening with Prairie Plants' by Sally Wasowski. Extensive coverage of bog and marginal plants for our area. Great photos and descriptions.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2004 at 5:19PM
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veronicastrum(z5 IL)

Laura, IDNR sells a book called A Field Guide to the Wetlands of Illinois. It's not as comprehensive as I'd like to see but at least it is specific to our area and it's only $12.00.

The book talks about the different types of wetlands and what plants are found in each type. There's a link below to an IDNR page selling the book.

Here is a link that might be useful: WetlandsField Guide

    Bookmark   May 25, 2004 at 9:47AM
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