Moist and bog garden plants for damp and wet areas
A POND is not an essential feature of the bog garden, although its presence is to be desired when you can use the overflow to feed a marsh. It is essential, that the soil of the marsh garden be kept in a moist, swampy state through out year. The site of the bog garden must, naturally, be low-lying and where the surface drainage will naturally collect.
Plant in as large a container as possible to allow the bog plants plenty of room to spread and bloom freely. Some plants have spreading root systems that need adequate surface area but not much soil depth. Others have a dense clumping habit that may require less surface area. When placing a potted plant on a shelf maintain the required planting depth by raising or lowering the pot as needed.