Looking for plants that use a LOT of water!

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by mjl, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. mjl

    mjl Well-Known Member

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    I moved into a new place 3 months ago and even before winter set in I could see the easement (which my fence encloses) could easily be declared a wet land :eek: There is some grass there, but it looks like this Indiana clay will hold the water pretty continuously or at least be wet. This is not urgent but I'd like to get some ideas on dealing with this before mosquito season sets in this summer - outside of raising rice beds that is. :haha:

    Thanks - Margaret
     
  2. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    We're surrounded by town-proclaimed wetlands, but mosquitos haven't been a problem, as we have a hefty "herd" of dragonflies.
    the only plant I can think of (sorry its early) that loves wet feet is willows.
    Last year we let our pigs into the wetlands, who were followed around by the chickens interested in what had been dug up. The skeeters didn't stand a chance. ;)
     

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    moopups In Remembrance

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    Sunflowers are wateraholics.
     
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    bluereef Active Member

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    day lillies, cattails, flags/irises, marshmallows, perennial garlic
     
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    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy

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    Weeping willows, Any kind of poplar, BLACK berries...
     
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    Shrek Singletree Moderator Staff Member

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    Plum trees and peach trees on mounds took care of my seep area.
     
  7. Cane likes water, sweetgrass likes water, watercress, uh, let me look some up, those are off the top of my head
     
  8. Sorry, that last post was mine, hubby cleaned up my computer and I forgot to log in
     
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    Margaret,

    Go here and scroll down to the links under "What's Hardy in Your Zone? Have no idea what will grow best in your area? Find out here:"

    You can input the qualities you're needing and it will come up with a list of plants which should do quite well for you.
     
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