If you have a pond, water feature or jsut part of
your yard that tends to stay damp.
in today's Hands on Gardening Cory Malles has some
ideas for plants that love that thrive in that kind
In today's Grands On Gardening we are talking water
plants or water loving plants.
Joining me is Steve Huntzicker from the UW Extension
Stevemaybe you have a pond
or an area that is perpetually
wet you can actually plant some Plants that will
benefit from that type of condition.
Steve ,That's exactly right, Cory.
And we'll start with some of the irises.
There's quite a number of them that you can choose
that do real well in that semi-moist to really wet
They don't really like to dry out.
When we talk about irises, we think about "Blue Flag,"
or "Yellow Flag" irises.
They'll do really well in those moist conditions,
especially if our soil has good nutrients in it.
The other thing is there are actually a couple of
different types of irises that actually grow right
near or in shallow water.
Cory, Okay And you also have your Marsh Marigolds
and some of the Water Cannas, as well.
There's quite a selection.
Steve, There really is.
When you talk about the Marsh Marigold it gives you
a nice yellow color typically on that flower and can
grow again along the edge or right into the water
The Water Cannas that you mentioned it's great that
you brought them up.
The hardiness for us here in this area isn't great,
so just like our regular Cannas we might be planting
in our perennial garden, we're going to have to dig
those out every year and probably take them in for
the winter because they won't survive.
So make sure it's convenient where you put them.
You'll want to take them out and remove them.
Otherwise, they're probably not going to survive our
Cory, And if you have any questions you can definitely
talk to a plant expert because they will have a lot
of ideas for you.
Steve, There are a lot of ideas out there and some
you can add to really make the area that's wet more
Cory, Alrighty that's good advice Steve.
That's today's Hands On Gardening ."