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Starting a bog garden

Posted by sbpage 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 8, 04 at 7:13

I have an extremely wet, south facing, sunny area in my back yard where I'd like to start a bog garden. Do I really have to dig out all that mud, line it, add peat and sand, etc. or can I just plant the right plants in the muck as it is now?


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RE: Starting a bog garden

You can plant right in what you have, you should plant those plants that will do well in your soil conditions. a sunny wet area could be home to a number of nice wetland plants.


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RE: Starting a bog garden

  • Posted by KWoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 9, 04 at 11:21

Depends on the species you wish to plant. If you want to plant species that require a certain ph or need other conditions controlled it will be more difficult (close to impossible) in that set-up.

If you wish to plant wetland species, blue flag, cardinal flower etc. go for it. You need to find species that will do well in your specific conditions.


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RE: Starting a bog garden

I started one like you are thinking...a runoff from my pond. I didn't realize that you could dig it out and add all this stuff to it, I just went online and found bog plants that needed a bit of water on top. It is really nice and the plants, pickerel, horsetail, water nasturium, something called a potato plant, water iris,and mazus are spreading like wildfire. All go down to zone 5-7, so I should be ok in the winter. I found them at eBay or at another place, Az Aquatic Gardens...http://www.azgardens.com/winter_hardy_bog_plants.php
I have had good luck with this company, and they are really good with questions when you call, if they answer! LOL!!

Lesley


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