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Flooded in Spring, Mowed in Summer

Posted by edlincoln 6A (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 21, 13 at 10:53

There is a field that is flooded in the Spring, then dries out and is mowed in the summer. I figure since it can't be used until it dries out, I might as well have something that looks pretty or provides food for pollinators in the Spring. Can anyone think of any New England native plants that can survive both being flooded and being mowed? I'm thinking Spring flowers that would go to seed before the area dries out and is mowed, ferns, or some kind of ornamental grass/rush/reed thing that can survive mowing.

I'm considering:

Marsh Marigold
Blue Eyed Grass
Sernsitive Fern
Wild Calla/Calla palustris
Camassia
Harlequin Blue Flag Iris/Iris versicolor:


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RE: Flooded in Spring, Mowed in Summer

hi friend thank you for your post
it's rally nice garden


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RE: Flooded in Spring, Mowed in Summer

This area doesn't go dry until July. Then I take a string trimmer to it. and then I mow it for the weeds. Water doesn't fill it in until the end of November or the beginning of December. I removed the volunteer Thuja plicata in august. I haven't planted anything in it.
All the plants are volunteers. Sometimes a few weeds sprout and I either pull them or hit em' with Roundup. I'm talking about the weeds that are liable to spread to drier ground out in the garden.
Mike


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