Bog garden in a cement pond?
My husband and I are about to buy our first house and the backyard is in disrepair from years of neglect. I'm excited to whip it into shape! I've never had a garden before, so these forums are super helpful.
There is a kidney shaped cement pond in the backyard , about 2' x 3'. It has some cracks in it. I'm not interested in having a pond, but I hate to dig it out if it could be used for something. Would a bog garden thrive in it? I'm thinking that the cracks might allow the drainage that landscape fabric would, and I would line the bottom with peat. It's a pretty shady area. I'm particularly interested in diverting a downspout from the garage into the bog to conserve water and lessen the maintenance needed.
thanks for any advice you can provide! =)