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    NECPS Bog Rebuild

    The NECPS finally decided to take some action on our very overgrown bog at the Roger Williams Botanical Center in Providence RI.

    Here is the bog before the demo. It was extremely overgrown with grasses, sedges, ferns, oxalis and many other various weeds. Plants had just been stuck in there over the years wherever they would fit with no real planning involved.




    After the gutting of the entire top 8" or so of the bog.




    The beginning of the rebuild.



    The bog is now divided into 4 separate regions with only species endemic to each region growing in it's respective space. There are now sections for North America, South America & Mexico, South Africa and Australia.



    Here's a list of all the species now contained in our bog.

    Australia:
    C.follicularis
    D.auriculata
    D.modesta
    D.menziesii
    D.hookeri
    D.burmanii
    D.roseana
    D.binata var. dichotoma
    D.binata var. binata
    D.spatulata
    D.hamiltonii
    D.roseana
    S.debile
    U.dichotoma

    South America & Mexico:
    B.reducta
    D.felix
    D.latifolia
    D.tomentosa
    D.graomogolensis
    H.heterodoxa x minor
    H.minor
    H.uncinata
    P.laueana
    P.agnata
    P.moranensis var. alba
    P.esseriana
    P.rotundiflora
    U.blanchetii
    U.alpina
    U.pubescens
    U.praelonga
    U.nelumbifolia
    U.nephrophylla
    U.humboldtii
    U.calycifida
    U.reniformis

    South Africa:
    D.capensis
    D.aliciae
    D.hilaris
    D.venusta var. coccicaulis
    D. sp. South Africa
    G.hispidula
    U.sandersonii 'Blue'
    U.welwitschii

    South African Non CP's:
    Babiana stricta
    Geissorhiza tulbaghensis
    Tritonia duesta

    North America:
    D.brevifolia
    D.intermedia
    D.capillaris
    D.filiformis
    D.filiformis 'Florida Giant'
    D.filiformis var. tracyii
    U.cornuta
    U.minor
    U.resupinata
    S.leucophylla

    North American Non CP's:
    Calopogon tuberosus
    Spiranthes cernua
    Rhexia virginica

    I will also be adding the following plants or seeds soon:

    Australia:
    D.aberrans
    D.macrantha
    D.indica
    D.scorpioides
    D.omissa
    D.prolifera
    S.graminifolium
    S.diuroides
    S.crassifolium
    U.menziesii
    U.laterifolia

    South America & Mexico:
    D.sp. Auyan Tepui
    D.spiralis
    D.esmeraldae
    D.hirticalyx
    G.aurea
    G.violacea
    H.heterodoxa
    P.jaumavensis
    P.moctezumae

    South Africa:
    D.affinis
    D.collinsiae
    D.nataliensis
    D.nidiformis
    D.madagascariensis
    D.capensis 'Broad Leaf'
    D.capensis 'Albino'
    D.capensis 'Red'
    D.cistiflora
    D.pauciflora
    D.trinervia
    D.regia
    G.glandulosissima

    North America:
    D.filiformis 'Florida All Red'
    P.planifolia
    P.lutea
    P.caerulea
    P.primuliflora
    S.flava ssp. flava
    S.flava ssp. cuprea
    S.flava ssp. rubricorpora
    S.flava ssp. maxima
    S.flava ssp. rugelii "Extreme Red Throat"
    S.flava var. ornata "Black Veins"
    S.minor
    S.minor var. okeefenokeensis
    S.rosea
    S.rubra ssp. gulfensis
    S.alata ssp. rubrioperculata
    S.oreophila
    S.psitticina
    U.subulata
    U.geminiscapa
    U.gibba


    The bog will be much more diverse and attractive once it's all grown in. I will be posting more photos very soon.

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    Excited to see how the new layout looks once everything is settled in.

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    I think Zach, Greg and I are going down next weekend to finish it up. Just a little tweaking on the North American side and a few more plants throughout and it'll be 100% done.

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    That is quite a variety of plants. I expect it'll be a sight to see when it's complete.

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    I went down today, made a few adjustments, sowed some seed and added some more plants. I will have many, many new plants going in at the December meeting.

    North American Section




    South African Section





    Australian Section




    South American/Mexican Section



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    Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see an update in a couple months.
    How can gravity be so strong if it doesn't even lift?
    >Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/gr...-growlist.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErrorEN View Post
    Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see an update in a couple months.
    It should be looking very presentable by May or June.

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    Every bog has to start somewhere and I applaud your efforts for (1) taking the initiative to really spruce up an underused public resource and (2) cramming more diversity into that amount of square footage than I have ever seen. It is impressively ambitious and I can only imagine spectacular views to follow over the years as it grows in. It will be like a 4-continent warzone as all those species duke it out for dominance, which is interesting in and of itself regardless of who wins (cough D. burmannii).

    While tearing off the bandaid of an overgrown planting is never pretty, you guys will wind up with the most diverse and interesting planting on the east coast. If all goes as planned you will have ABG completely beaten on Drosera, and as far as I know will have created the singular best public Drosera outplanting that I am familiar with.

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