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I'm considering starting a bog garden and would like to hear other people's experiences. There's a ton of info online but can't find anyone talking about how bee friendly they are.

I have an Australian native bee hive and am only interested in the first place because it looks as if you can put a lot of flowers in one area. I won't be keeping any carnivorous plants for obvious reason and am hoping there are some plants with a high pollen/nectar load.

Any help is much appreciated.

I'm considering starting a bog garden and would like to hear other people's experiences. There's a ton of info online but can't find anyone talking about how bee friendly they are. I have an Australian native bee hive and am only interested in the first place because it looks as if you can put a lot of flowers in one area. I won't be keeping any carnivorous plants for obvious reason and am hoping there are some plants with a high pollen/nectar load. Any help is much appreciated.

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[–] LepistaNuda 2 points (+2|-0)

I don't know too much about bog gardens, but gardeners with boggy soil in these parts plants blueberry or other berries. Berries are wildly tolerent of acid, poor drainage and wet, you can also plant willows to leech some of the moisture from the soil.

Berries are very attractant of bees...

[–] Jack_the_Lass 0 points (+0|-0)

Are you in Australia?

We had one at our last home but I'm not sure it would be applicable if you're in Australia because we planted mostly plants that were native to the US.

Although I bet irises are available everywhere? There are a lot of water loving irises. Mostly flag irises rather than bearded.

Yes I am, thank you so much. My local Bunnings just got a heap of new stock so I'll have to have a look.

[–] Jack_the_Lass 0 points (+0|-0)

If available to you, I had Iris Versicolor that did great as a marginal aquatic.

Thank you, I have a Flower Power close by as well and I think they have a huge selection of marginal aquatic/aquatic plants.