Bayou/ swamp advice on re-creating this

poaky1November 17, 2013

I already posted this on the Gulf coast gardening forum. I want to make a Swamp/Bayou area re-creation in miniature. I have already bought the makings of swamp water, a miniature gator, some moss to drape on the trees. I just want some input to add to my plans. I know Cypress and Live oak trees are coastal natives, usually draped with the Spanish moss. What I am clueless on is what is missing? I realize there will be some Cottonmouth snakes also. Any plants to add? I don't mean to be ignorant or anything. I just know that I am missing out on things that grow in this situation, which the residents of the area see every day and could name off with no problem.

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wisner_gw wisner

You could plant some cattails,salt grass and bull rushes.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 10:40PM
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poaky1

I will need to look up what a bull rush is. Maybe a tall grass?

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 2:10AM
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wisner_gw wisner

It's a type of reed that grows in wet areas.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 9:36PM
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poaky1

I may need to make some of the plants etc. unless I can find them for toy train sized landscape recreations.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 8:48PM
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wisner_gw wisner

I didn't realize this was a miniature. Put a muskrat and a Cajun in a wooden pirogue (boat). Maybe some ducks and a blue heron.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 8:43PM
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poaky1

I am finding it a bit difficult to find some stuff I need. I can't find Bald Cypress trees in miniature. I got some Spruce/pine miniatures at a dollar store by me and will try to remove some growth with scissors and shape it like a bald cypress, if I do ok I'll buy some more and do again. I have Spanish moss from craft store, and will try to attach some to it too. I need to get some frogs, cottonmouth or cottonmouth look alike snake, some heron or long leg bird. Maybe another gator the plants at waters edge. It will take a while before I have what I need to get to it.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2013 at 6:47PM
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louisianagal(z7bMS)

i know this is late but you might want palmetto

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 9:55AM
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greenman62

CRAWFISH, shrimp, crab, oysters and Nutria :)

old crab nets would be nice, lots of people do that at restaurants etc...

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:20AM
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