VERY Wet Yard - Wanted, Water-Loving Plant Ideas
We purchased our 6 acre home in January of this year (zone 9, Zephyrhills, FL). We have come into July realizing we have 90% of our yard under water during the rainy season. Even where there isn't standing water, our yard squishes. Remember though, in the dry season, it is a normal, dry yard.
HELP! What can we plant besides willows, river birches and cypress? Our thoughts were to build up great mounds of earth, to plant things, but we can only do so many of those.
I wanted butterfly gardens, raised bed veggie gardens, meandering paths - but am faced with a very wet reality. Any swamp gardeners out there who can lend suggestions/plants? I am not opposed to going mostly native but am not finding helpful ideas by doing a search on the internet.