At the corner of our house we have an area where it is difficult to divert the water away from he foundation in an attractive way. I’ve spend the last two weeks digging a dry creek bed (4″ deep, 12″ wide) and filling it with river rocks of different sizes.
The creek empties into a bog. The bog is 12″ deep and filled with peat, sand, and a little soil. Irises, miniature cattails, two kinds of pitcher plants, sweet flag, corkscrew rush, ferns, and lobelia cardinalis are deciding if they want to call the bog home.
How cool is that? My own miniature wetland!