added by kpower1
(8 months ago)
The whole planting area is greens and whites. The background plant up against the brick wall is a climbing hydrangea. The shrub in the top left corner is Choisya ternata (Mexican mock orange).
In the fountain:The fibre optic plant (Isolepsis cernua) was chosen to imitate water spilling over the fountain. That's the grass like plant that looks like it has little water drops on the end of each blade. The trailing plant on the lower tier is Muehlenbeckia axillaries (Creeping Wire Vine). The lime green plant on the bottom tier is Selaginella kraussiana. There is a dark green form and a lime green one. You often find this in a place that sells indoor plants. The plant at the base of the fountain is Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart's Tongue fern). On the bottom left of the photo is an Epimedium (white flower
...can't remember the cultivar...sorry) which is a great perennial in dry shady conditions, and on the right bottom of the photo is Aruncus aethusifolius (Dwarf Goat's Beard). I put in annual white impatiens around the fern for a little hit of white bloom for all summer.
The fountain has no drainage but the plants I selected seem to thrive. Fibre optic plant can actually sit in water. If you can't find all the plants I have in my design check with your local nursery for other plants suited to bog gardens. (Plants that can sit in moist soil)