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A bog garden is one that contains plants that flourish in perpetually wet soil. Plants that thrive in this type of environment include those in the pitcher plants, which include but are limited to Sarracenia rubra wherryi, Sarrancenia flava x alata and Sarracenia leucophylla x purpurea. Other plants to consider include Iris pseudaconus, Hibiscus coccineus, Bog Gentians, Bog Buttons (Marchallia) and bog orchids.
To begin the process of creating your own bog garden requires planning. The bog garden needs to be placed in a secure location in the garden where it will not be stepped on or into. Once this location is chosen, the next step of the process requires the selection of the container. A container that is going to be converted into a bog garden needs to be at least three feet in width and one foot deep. It also needs to be made of plastic verses wood or terra cotta. In this project, the plastic is more forgiving and less likely to crack and break.