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SE Michigan - Suggestions for wet area with full sun

comments (2) April 28th, 2013 in gallery
KLHansen4 KLHansen4, member
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I need help choosing plants that can withstand swampy conditions.  The area around our deck stays very wet and swampy for most of the year.  We live in South-East Michigan, and the soil has lots of clay.  The irises used to be beautiful, but they aren't blooming like they used to.  We probably should have cared for them better over the years.  Anyhow, at this point I'd like to take them out and plant something that looks nicer for most of the year.  This area gets full sun.  Thanks-in-advance for any suggestions!



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greengardengirl writes: Inkberry, Hakonechloa grass. You could use shrubs with grass in-between. I wouldn't give up on the iris. They are so beautiful in the Spring. I would divide them and also maybe use them in-between other plants so you have something wonderful color in the Spring. (I always like to give worthy plants another try!) Posted: 9:49 am on April 6th
pkbny writes: your irises probably need dividing to thrive again. you can also try lungwort (pulmaria ?), low growing, with pretty bell-like tiny blue and pink flowers in spring. the spotchy leaves are pretty all season thr fall. also look good w/ hostas. Hostas can live anywhere and there are many varieties for all conditions. good luck Posted: 6:49 pm on May 24th
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