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    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.

    Click on thumbnails for full-size pics:







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    And here is the planter of D. capensis in the windowsill, visible next to the black cat in the first two photos:




    (snacking on a cranefly)


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    Looking good, Scott! I'll bet it will look even more impressive later on in the season.

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    nice bog u got there, scott

    looks better than mine

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    HEY!!! Your plants are out of dormancy? Here in Dallas all my plants are still asleep! Are you getting the same 40 degree weather that we are in Dallas?

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    I'm very, very, very jealous! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CopcarFC @ Feb. 21 2006,11:04)]HEY!!! Your plants are out of dormancy? Here in Dallas all my plants are still asleep! Are you getting the same 40 degree weather that we are in Dallas?

    -Rail
    Yes, we had a week of temps as low as the 30s.

    We had some warm weather before that, and they broke dormancy. They just kind of sat and did nothing the week of cold weather.

    Now, they're on the move again.
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    Be careful with that cat...
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