Submergible Landscaping?

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Old 05-01-07, 08:03 AM
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Submergible Landscaping?

Hey, all! I'm new to the forum. Thanks for the great info here.

I'm looking at purchasing a home that is on a nice larger lot with riverfront. The back yard slopes down to the river, and is a wonderful summer location. In the winter, though, it will be mostly submerged for days at a time as the river rises and lowers.

At the moment, this area is grass with some hardy native trees, and LOTS of native weeds. I'd like to look at doing something that will provide spring/summer interest without dying off in the winter when it's under water. Any suggestions?

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Chris
 
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Old 05-01-07, 01:33 PM
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We would have to know your zone to give you any good advice.

I would recommend planting only native plants due to the proximity of a river that will carry seeds down river. You might have some trouble establishing any plant that you described due to the fluctuating waterlevel and without doing some erosion prevention measures. To help guide your search, the area you described would probably be described as wet mesic and mesic.

If you give us your zone/location then we might be able to help you more specifically...
 
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Old 05-01-07, 02:02 PM
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We're in western Oregon.
 
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Old 05-02-07, 05:08 AM
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here is a guide i found that had some great information and plant list....

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/watershed/indoors/willamette_native_plants.pdf
 
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