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Bog Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

If you have a perpetually damp place in your yard that you've always considered a problem area, don't despair. Whether it's an area that doesn't drain well, floods periodically, or borders a pond or stream, let that unique situation become an intriguing, one-of-a-kind garden spot (as well as a wonderful habitat for wildlife) by selecting plants that thrive in moist places. This plan will work best in a partly shaded area (at the edge of a woods, for example) but will also be fine in a sunnier place as long as the soil never dries out. Choose a site that remains moist but not soggy or flooded for extended periods. Before planting your new garden, decide where you should place a footpath of substantial flat stones that will facilitate gardening chores and leisurely strolls. Several of the varieties indicated here the Lysimachia, Monarda, and Tradescantia in particular will multiply rapidly and may need some reining in after a few seasons. In addition to the perennials and ornamental Grasses indicated in the plan, add a variety of Ferns and Hostas to your damp garden.

 

Helpful Hints

  • The bog garden is solution oriented.That low spot in your yard that is too wet to grow lawn can easily be transformed into an attractive perennial garden.
  • For best results, plant in a location of full to part sun where the soil never dries out
  • If you're not fortunate enough to have a bog location, you can easily create one. Dig a shallow indentation in the ground, cover with plastic sheeting, poke drainage holes, and backfill.
  • Improve your bog soil by adding organic matter, such as compost and mulch, to the top four to six inches of soil.

bog garden

a. Aruncus dioicus
b. Astilbe ‘bridal veli’
c. Astilbe ‘ostrich plume’
d. Bergenia ‘red bloom’
e. Chelone obliqua
f. Deschampsia ‘bronze veli’
g. Deschampsia ‘tautger’
h. Gallium odratum
i. Iris ‘new hybrids’
j. Ligaularia ‘dark leaf’
k. Ligularia przewalskii
l. Monarda marshels’s delight’
m. Phalaris ‘feesey’
n. Tradescantia virhiniana
o. Trollius ‘gold queen’
p. Viola labradorica

33 Garden Designs for your home:

Shady Oasis
Gaining Ground
Front Door Enterance Design
Coastal Perennial Garden Design
White Flower Garden Design
Grass Garden Design
Pastel Flower Garden Design
Rose & Perennial Garden Design
Bright Colorful Garden Design
Perennial Corner Garden Design
Butterfly Hummingbird Design
Silver & Blue Garden Design
Bog Garden Design
Pink Flowers Garden Design
All Year Flower Garden Design
Privacy Matter
Woodland Border
Hosta Shade Garden Design
Rock Garden Design
Cold Hardy Perennial Garden Design
English Garden Border Garden Design
Driveway Sidewalk Garden Design
Prairie Garden Design
Flower Garden Design
Entry Shade Garden Design
Hot & Humid Garden Design
Flowering Fiesta
Red White Blue Garden Design
Late Season Garden Design
Southwest Dry Garden Design
Garden for Children
Butterfly Garden Design
Hummingbird Garden Design
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