Choose the best plants by investigating nurseries carefully. Carnivorous plants are not common and you don't want to pay an arm and a leg for substandard plants. Also make sure the nursery that you buy from has nothing to do with the poaching of wild plants. These plants will most likely be unhappy in your bog so try to avoid them. Finding a reputable retailer of carnivorous plants is only as far away as the website of the International Carnivorous Plant Society (ICPS) which has an extensive webring. The people running the website are friendly and knowledgeable. Ask them any question and they'll be sure to help you.
When removing the plants from their pots look at the topsoil and try to find any new growing points. Note where these are. This can be helpful in determining where your plant is going to grow. If you are placing plants close together having them grow away from each other can help keep them alive.

As you can see in the bottom right of the photo I have a pot of Japanese Blood Grass. At the moment I don't know if it is amiable to the peat soil but you can experiment with different plants in your bog. You can find some recommendations in The Savage Garden.


Design - Preliminary - Pest Liner - Water Liner - Padding - Fill - Mixing - Planting One - Planting Two - Finished - The Bog: Early Spring 2002 - The Bog: Summer 2002