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Please suggest a comprehensive bog/marsh book

Posted by LauraZone5 Illinois 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 27, 04 at 19:26

Please suggest a comprehensive bog/marsh book for the Midwest. I am in NE Illinois by the Wisconsin border.

I have The Natural Water Garden from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It does not have the in depth information I am looking for. I am currently interested in bog plant requirements. I have several pond books but these types of plants are only addressed in passing to fill planting pockets around ponds for aesthetics. I have a need for a more comprehensive bog/marsh book and would like a few suggestions. Thanks in advance.


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RE: Please suggest a comprehensive bog/marsh book

Waterscaping has separate chapters on marsh, swamp, pond, bog, wet meadow, even container gardening with water plants. The emphasis is on native plants but it does also include some non-natives. The author is Judy Glattstein.


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RE: Please suggest a comprehensive bog/marsh book

Hi Laura,

This might be useful:

The Book of Swamp and Bog: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of the Eastern Freshwater Wetlands by John Eastman, Amelia Hansen (Illustrator)

Marie


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RE: Please suggest a comprehensive bog/marsh book

Why Thank You!


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RE: Please suggest a comprehensive bog/marsh book

I would highly recommend 'Gardening with Prairie Plants' by Sally Wasowski. Extensive coverage of bog and marginal plants for our area. Great photos and descriptions.


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RE: Please suggest a comprehensive bog/marsh book

Laura, IDNR sells a book called A Field Guide to the Wetlands of Illinois. It's not as comprehensive as I'd like to see but at least it is specific to our area and it's only $12.00.

The book talks about the different types of wetlands and what plants are found in each type. There's a link below to an IDNR page selling the book.

Here is a link that might be useful: WetlandsField Guide


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