I'm about to re-landscape my back yard, and am going to install a bog garden as part of a water feature. I intend to grow Sarras, Darlingtonia, vfts, and hardy drosera.
Here are the condiderations:
1) First issue, water. I've tested my tap water, and found to my pleasant suprise that the TDS are about 112ppm. This is borderline, but it would be SOOO much easier to have it automatically watered through my normal water lines. What do people think about this purity of water for this purpose?
2) Drainage - I thought about using Bugweed's "recirculating technology" for the bog sections, where the water runs through the bog and back into the pond/waterfall that are going there. It might be eaiser, however, to just let them be discreet units that jare watered with fresh tap water. If I recirulated the water, it would probably be best to use R/O filtered water in the whole pond/waterfall, but if I keep the bog seperate I could use regular tap water, since it won't concentrate solids when it's always new water running through. Which sounds better?