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RE: Berms


How wet are we talking Theresa?---Hum-- I have no idea what grows in
California... but if it can contain about 4-6 inches of water... how
about a lotus bog? They like the heat, sun and wet.

http://www.victoria-adventure.org/lotus/lotus_main.html

will give you tons of links to see them...

In our very brief spring here, I took out the small pre-formed pond in
the front yard and was planning on installing a bog just for lotus. Of
course, then winter returned here... so it is kinda on hold till the
weather warms up. Um- Rich and Ceres, is that anytime soon, or are two
hogging the nice weather and not letting it come east?

Donna

> Ok- now you've all got me reconsidering what to do with an area near
my
> front door that seem to hold every ounce of water it ever sees.  I
have
> built it up a little and planted a few odds and ends, but I'm worried
all
> may drown.  Seems very weird to worried about something drowning in
> Sacramento.  I'm going to monitor it this summer and see if it stays
that
> wet.  I think it must be one giant clump of clay, and may even have
waste
> concrete (from when they build the house 12 years ago) or something in
it
> too.  Also, has a concrete mow strip around it.  So, sort of like a
> bathtub.
> I can't really make a true berm there, because right between it and
the
> house is a nice raised bed finished with brick (so a hill there would
look
> very odd).  So, maybe I should consider plant that like wet feet, but
also
> lots of heat and sun in summer.
> 
> I am all ears you wet-feet plant experts!
> 
> Theresa

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