Wetland Gardens are centered around water flow, whether its a seasonal stream or large pond, and are largely activated after strong rains in the Spring. As in a natural ecosystem, water-loving plants will gravitate to the pond edges and wetter bottoms. Plants that cannot stay wet will move up to a drier bank. Masses of native flowering perennials flow between shrubs and trees, covering the ground, anchoring the soil and preventing erosion. Accent plant groups, such as Cardinal Flowers, and Lilies, punctuate the garden.
The top three images were taken in Summer, and the bottom three were taken in late Fall.