Bog Garden Make Over Yields a Waterless Water Feature
After years of struggling to make the Bog Garden functional and attractive, Master Gardeners finally faced the fact that nothing short of extremely expensive French drains would mitigate the flooding problems we’d struggled with. The expense made that possible solution impossible, so we consulted with experts for help. We ask the Texas A&M Agrilife Dallas Water University team for help, and they came through with a detailed plan for a waterless feature that they hoped would solve the problem.
On the day of installation, Patrick Dickinson, Program Coordinator at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Education Center in Dallas, did a presentation explaining the design and how it would be installed. He and his team were on hand to direct and help with the installation. See how the work unfolded.
Master Gardeners split into two work groups. One group would build the new feature, while the second would plant the beds near the building that are associated with the design feature.