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    Lucky Greenhorn Lil Stinkpot's Avatar
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    Bog update ~DUW~

    Last winter I changed out all the soil in the bog, put in a bottom layer of gravel and upturned buckets, and refilled it with a better, looser, sandier mix with orchid bark and chopped pine needles. The plants LOVED it. Then a couple months ago a raccoon got in and ****ed up the west end. Fortunately, I had nothing planted there yet, except for a couple ICU hardware store rescue flytraps. Oh, and my pygmies. Dang! I forgot about that. (I guess it wasn't so "fortunately")

    Anyways, I got tired of seeing the bald, rough patch, and fixed it the other day. Then I covered it all up with whole pine needles to keep the rain (if it ever comes!) from washing away all the new soil.

    Anyways, here's how it got built:


    The gravel and upturned buckets/pots/whateverIhadlayingaround: I added water to the top of the gravel, that way it wouldn't take forever for it all to filter through the added soil.




    Some plastic weed block to keep the sand out of the gravel:




    Adding soil:




    Watered down:




    Doesn't that soil look great?




    Putting the plants back in:




    Settled in for the winter:





    Alas, I don't think I got any summer pictures.


    Here is the section I redid:




    Whole re-done bog:




    Little "pond" to a covered section:




    Out the tunnel:




    And around an "island" to the lower "pond":



    Someday I intend to put in a small solar pump and route it under the red sandstone rock.


    More fun features:








    Utricularia longifolia, doing very well:




    Non-carnivorous marsh marigold; lovely iridescent yellow flowers:




    Drosera peltata, looking good as well:





    I put little plugs of Utricularia all around the new stuff. Hopefully it will take "root" and spread, and help keep the soil in place. Anyone have any U. subulata? I actually managed, don' know how, to loose all mine.
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    Nice! I can't wait to see what it looks like this summer.
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    I added one more. I forgot to show off the whole thing.
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    Very nice, good job! I especially like the lower "pond" area with the mound.

    I had a problem with raccoons also. They especially love to eat the Darlingtonia for some reason and so I had to put an electric fence around the pond where the Darlingtonia are (and now my fish are safe also, LOL). So far they have left the new large bog alone probably because they don't like sinking into the media.

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    You should put D. intermedia in the pond area if you haven't already. They'll grow to the size of a baseball. Where did you find the marsh marigold? The leaves look really interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    You should put D. intermedia in the pond area if you haven't already. They'll grow to the size of a baseball. Where did you find the marsh marigold? The leaves look really interesting.
    I *think* I have one. It showed up in some live LFS I put in there. I also have some D. indica seeds I'll spread around once I can take the pine needles off.

    I wanna get a mess of different flytraps to put in the re-done area, and D. admirablils for the "little pond".


    I got the marsh marigold at a plant show a couple years ago. the main plant died, and all but one division. This one is doing very well.
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    Daaannngg... that's amazing! I so want a bog like that!

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    Looking good, the little stream is a nice feature. Keep an eye on that marsh marigold. They get HUGE !

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