Photo progression as my bog matures
In 2007 I decided I wanted a carnivorus plant bog in my yard. So in May, I started buying plants from various sources. Most of them were very small. Well, Now it is 3 years later and boy has it matured!
Here's a little about the construction first. The soil is a 50%/50% mix of peat moss and sand. There is a liner with holes poked in the bottom, a layer of pea gravel, a layer of landscape fabric and then the soil. I buried a soaker hose, but rarely use it....I just run the hose to flood it every few days. My well water is very acidic...5.5 to 6.0 out of the tap. I do nothing else for this bog other than keep it weeded, which is getting more difficult since it's an ideal bog environment and native plants are trying to establish there.
Here's a few shots, taken each May from 2007 to current: