I've decided I'd like to have a mini bog or series of mini bogs outside next season.
My plan is as follows:
Plant the plants in a pot that has drainage and place that pot into a larger pot that is filled with distilled and/or rain water.
At the end of the season, taking the planted pots and burying them to within an inch or two from the top and mulching them heavily.
Does this sound like a feasible plan?
Which is better side drainage (an inch or so below soil line) or bottom drainage? Possibly no drainage?
Can I set up the pots now with seed and bury the pots or is it better to stratify the seeds indoors and plant next spring? Currently I'm undecided on using seed or plants at this point. I'm more concerned with getting the correct plants that will survive the winter here....
I started off by researching Sarracenia's that are native to Michigan and quickly found that, that wasn't an option, so now am planning to put Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea and Drosera intermedia (not cuba) in this planned mini bog.
Is there a minimum size pot I should use? I would like to keep the pot size to something that I can move due to the way the yard is shaded.
Any other suggestions, questions, or links would be greatly appreciated. Also, any winter hardy plant suggestions are welcome. It seems that a lot of the plants I have found that are possible choices are hard to come by or endangered.