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'The Value is in the Land' read the ad for a house and acre of cold wet lowland in SE Michigan. 'Uh-oh this house has issues!' said the real estate agent. One day as I watched ducks glide across our property on a sheet of water I realized we had to rethink. I dug a 1 sqft test hole which filled with water immediately and stayed filled all summer. Ducks would fight over that little puddle. First one in got to dunk. Poor guys. I decided then to give them back their habitat. Last year I only raked leaves around the house. I planted red ossier dogwood, cardinal flower. Removed invasives. Discovered and collected seeds from sundrop, fleabane, lobelia, boneset. Ordered elderberry, winterberry, pussy willow, buttonbush, arrowwood, swamp rose. Ordering wet meadow mix to test out. Might have energy to excavate and trap more water. My property is the catch basin of the area. The water is cleanest right here. Wish list limited by budget survival includes milkweed, swamp rose mallow, bittersweet, blackhaw, queen of the prairie, yellow honeysuckle, serviceberry, swamp birch. And a big sunflower patch, a small annual garden of zinnias and rose moss.
I live in: US
My zone is: Z6 or Z5 SE MI
My favorite forum 1 is Native Plants.
My favorite forum 2 is Woodlands.
First registered on July 19,2003.