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    Just curios... want to see pics of your bog gardens and ghs. I dont have a bog garden, this is arizona, whats a bog?
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    A couple pics...



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    Really nice looking plants Dyflam!
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    Excellent pics Dyflam, I especially like the first one, are those Sarrs growing in pure LFS?

    Sundewd a bog is like a swamp. My explanation is a permanently flooded low area (relative to the local altitude) with low nutrients available for plant growth, barely flowing water, lots of mosses on the land surface and peaty soils underneath. Humidity is high and flies and all manner of insects relish these locations and make wandering/crawling around in them to look at very small plants quite unpleasant! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    The second pic isn't mine. I took that pic at Lee's Botanical Gardens when I visited last year. That's where I really got started. Looking forward to another visit this year.
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    The 5 gallon pails give me an idea. painters throw them away, although they'd have to be washed well.

    Were there any drainage holes in the bottom?

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    Drainage holes are about 2 inches below the top of the medium.
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    Sundewd, this is a very simple description of a very complex subject:
    A bog is an area of wet, soggy ground, usually with a slow moving inflow
    and outflow of water, and it's formation is continuous, with new generations
    of Sphagnum moss and other acid tolerant plant species that grow up over the
    remains of earlier generations, creating layers of peat. Bogs generally form in
    depressions in the terrain leaving them at or near the water table, so the surface
    is always wet and usually covered with mosses and low-growing plant life.
    Lacking nutrients, decomposition of plant debris is slow, resulting in a low PH
    factor and the mineral content is virtually nil due to seepage and by flooding from
    rains. Bogs also form from old lakes that have slowly been filled in with debris and
    silt until there is more land than water. A few variations are Sedges, Fens,
    Poccosins, Savannahs and others that I can't remember right now.
    Hope this helps, but it is only the "tip of the iceberg" as they say.

    Dyflam, those are great pictures. Hope mine look like that this Spring!

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