Bog plants

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    I know it is a little early in the season and thinning out plants is not top of mind lol. But maybe this will.move me up the wait list. I am in search bog plants. My goal is to pay it forward it or return the favor at some point once my bog is established. I love the plant deal concept but at this time I have nothing to swap. Of course I will cover shipping if anyone wants to contribute and I can get really good deals on blue iris locally so I can swap that but I would bet everyone already has it.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    IF we get Florida and Baltimore under control, then the bees, I might be able to get out there and yank a lot of plants out. I know I need to do a purge. It takes a bit of time which I am really short on right now. The only days we are home is if it snows.............

    If no one else responds, send a tickle reminder in about two weeks.
     
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    That would be excellent thank you.
     
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    I would also offer, but I did a lot of thinning in the fall. Let me see how the bog looks once it wakes up and I'll let you know!
     
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    Thank you, the more the better :)
     
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    Here's what I have growing in the bog today - want some?

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    Um forgive my ignorance but, what is it. Kinda looks like algae
     
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    It's a rare and unusual life form. Hard to come by. You may never get this chance again!

    Just kidding. You're right. Algae. The first thing that gets green in my pond every year! I welcome it, because I know it's doing what my plants aren't right now - removing excess nutrients from my water. We have different types of algae that appear in the pond at different times of the year. This one happens to announce "Spring is Here!"

    You can see a bit of string algae there, too, if you're interested in any of that! ;)
     
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    Wheeew glad I was right. I will work hard to grow my own :).
     
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    Algae in a bog is a great thing! Let it eat all those extra nutrients up!
     
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    Makes since. So long as it is managed right?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    The algae is not managed, it comes and goes all on its own.
     
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    I can barely manage myself, let alone the algae! It disappears all on it's own when the plants start to grow. Right now I'm happy to see anything green in my pond!
     
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    I see arrow arum rising, weeheee
     
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