One of the summer yard projects this year was to completely overhaul the bog area of the pond. It had been taken over by invasive bullrush, miniature cattails, and variegated reed grass. You could not see the bubble rock that feeds the bog - and it's one of my favorite features (top picture - enlarge to see it better in the lower left hand side). It looked no better than an overgrown weed patch! It was impossible to clean-up without removing all the dirt (sand) from the bog down to the liner so that is what Phil did this spring. It paid off. Lesson learned. Most of what is now planted in the bog is buried in pots and they are looking excellent. We have lythrum, umbrella palm, papyrus, watercress, "hootennanny", elephant ear, canna, and my new heron sculptures (birthday present for me). As the lower growing plants cover the pot rims, it will look even better. Gardening is a series of lessons.