Answer: Seasonally moist areas can present a challenge to the gardener. Often it is worthwhile to look to native plants in these locations. You might consider river birch (Betula nigra) and shrubs such as aronia, the deciduous hollies, summersweet clethra, the shrub dogwoods and itea. These woody plants are all attractive to wildlife in one way or another. Perennials might include Joe Pye weed, ornamental goldenrod, Japanese iris, and astilbe. Keep in mind that you may need to water these plants in August if the season is a hot or dry one, even after they have become well established. I hope this gives you some ideas.
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