Saturday, January 29, 2011

The bog blog

So I'm about to go crazy with this winter weather.  It's been cold, wet, snowy, icy, cold, cold, cold.  There is a silver lining, though.  All this wet is great for the soil and the plants.  We've had some pretty severe droughts here in NE Ga so we hate to complain about the wetness.  Since the ground is so soft, I thought I would start a bog garden.  I already have a couple of little ponds in the garden but needed a place to move some plants to that don't have to be in water.  Soooo, I thought bog! 

My appaloosa, George!
I'm using an old feed tub like this one. It's hard to tell in this picture but it's about 27" dia. and 10 " deep.  I dug the hole a couple of weeks ago when we had a day that above 50 degrees. I got it into place and I've started putting some rocks around it. We grow a lot of rocks around here.  Later this winter, I'll start moving some plants to be around the outside and then filling in the tub with dirt and water to make the bog.  I'm really excited about how it will turn out.  Of course, I don't really know how it will turn out.  That's what's fun about the garden.  It really does what it wants to do.

Untouched ground 
Feed tub in place
 I collected more rocks today and will start putting them around it tomorrow and I'll be posting the bog progress all spring and summer.  


  1. Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen a bog garden before. Keep us posted, I'm very curious to see it!


  2. What a neat project - please keep us updated.

  3. Hi Julie,

    I love your sushi tray and dishes from the below post...they are lovely and I can see why they sold right away. : )

    ARGH, this weather is horrible. Here in NY, it is snowing every week, once or twice, for over a month now. We've never had a winter like this in I don't know how long, it is so bad. Where is spring??? I hope you are making it through winter ok. stay warm...keep potting!!!



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