All Things Gardening forum: Hard to plant area

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Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Jan 21, 2013 6:00 AM CST
Im have a spot in the very back of my yard that need something done with it.
Its stays wet most of the time its shaded and has a hickory tree there as well.

I can't plant edibles there since its stays wet because the septic system drains there.
If you would have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 21, 2013 1:26 PM CST
Would planting bog plants work there?
Some people go to great lengths to create bog gardens?
Perhaps you already have one?
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jan 21, 2013 7:46 PM CST
Is there any lower spot available to you? It would be more productive if you drained it. As long as it isn't right on top of your leach field, you could build a raised bed to get the roots above the water table.

If you dig a trench and back-fill with gravel, I would expect the leached water to be safe for crops after passing through 10-20 feet of filtration. Or avoid root crops!
Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Pied Piper of Weeds
Daylilies Dragonflies Roses Lilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies
Winter Sowing Permaculture Irises Keeper of Poultry Cottage Gardener Bee Lover
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hazeleyes
Jan 22, 2013 5:35 AM CST
Was just wanting an ugley spot to look pretty,don't need to plant there as I have lots of space for my gardens im planning.
How well do iris handle we areas with shade?
If you would have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jan 22, 2013 1:42 PM CST
This site does list many Irises. Also Lobelia siphilitica, Sweetflag, marsh marigold, Horsetail (!!!), rushes and Calla Lily. I see about 60 suggestions here, 10-12 of which are lilies.


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