This is a 60-gallon pond liner. I dug a hole just for the central well, and the rest is above-ground. The 5-gallon bucket in the center is drilled with holes all over the sides and bottom. I use it to gauge the water level, and to flush out old water (empty water from the bucket before it rains). Planted in the bucket is a matt of U. gibba, which kills any mosquito larvae, and provides some pretty yellow flowers later in the year.
Planted in the bog garden are:
S. alata (Covington, LA)
D. capillaris (Covington, LA)
D. filiformis ssp. tracyi
Plenty of live sphagnum
And some violets (Viola longifolia, I believe, but a definitive ID would be appreciated)
I plan to add some P. primuliflora later this year, and see how it does, and maybe some VFTs, shaded by the taller plants (they die in Houston's hot August and September).
Space permiting, I may also add some S. psitticina.
Note the black cat standing guard against varmints.
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