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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bog Redo

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.


Eleanor said...

Hi Pammiejo! I really admire the bog redo! And I just loved The Madonnas of Leningrad. I was so touched by so many aspects of the book: the enduring relationshipo of husband and wife, the hardship of the siege when people even ate glue to keep alive and also the fact that children seldom know and understand what parents went through! Thanks also for taking time to visit me. Love Eleanor

Beverly said...

Wow, it looks fantastic. You have created a beautiful spot.

Eve said...

Wow! That looks fantastic. I wish I had that kind of landscaping talent.

Rhondi said...

You and I sound alike. You said your husband tells you to quit thinking. I'm always saying, "I've got an great idea!" and I cansee my husband thinking , what now? Unfortunately he isn't very handy so unless i can do it myself it doesn't get done.
Your bog garden is fantastic. I love it!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Sher said...

Pammiejo, thanks for stopping by my blog! You're now entered in my July Giftaway!

I appreciate the comments on my things but if you can tackle the bog you can recover a chair! ;-) It looks great!