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Question: I have put in an inground pool but the area around it is still unfinished. I installed a deck flush along one side but now I am faced with what to put at the end of the pool where the ladder is. I absolutely do NOT want a concrete slab. Any ideas?

Answer: Because of the possibility of water splashing from the pool, you might try these moisture tolerant plants:
Aruncus dioicus-Goat's Beard;
Astilbe x arendsii-Astilbe;
Campanula glomerata-Clustered Bellflower;
Cimicifuga racemosa-Black Snakeroot;
Dicentra spp.-Bleeding Heart;
Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'-Houttuynia;
Iris ensata-Japanese Iris;
Ligularia spp.-Ligularia;
Lobelia cardinalis-Cardinal Flower;
Lysimachia clethroides-Gooseneck Loosestrife;
Lysimachia punctata-Yellow Loosestrife;
Matteuccia pensylvanica-Ostrich fern;
Physostegia virginiana-Obedient Plant;
Rodgersia pinnata-Featherleaf Rodgersflower;
Tradescantia x andersoniana-Virginia Spiderwort;
Trollis europaeus-Globeflower.

Enjoy your pool!

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