Answer: That sounds like a lovely setting. You might look to plants that are native to moist areas such as deciduous hollies (Ilex verticillata), the shrub dogwoods, Itea, Summersweet or Clethra, willows and river birch (Betula nigra).
Some perennials that enjoy damp situations would include hardy hibiscus, Japanese iris, Siberian iris, Iris pseudacorus, hosta, Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum), astilbe, primula and Lobelia cardinalis, and in a truly wet situation, marsh marigolds. Other perennials to consider might include rudbeckia, daylilies (hemerocallis) and lady's mantle (alchemilla).
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