1. I want to do my bog which will be also partially pond, i.e. will have a part full of water. Can I put e.g. VFT or another carnivorous plant very near the water so that it will almost always be soaked inside or is it best to build "a hill" with peat moss and put the CPs there?
2. Can you give me a list of some aquatic plants like Eriocaulon for example, but that can co-exist with carnivorous plants? The botanical garden of TU Delft, in the Netherlands has the following CPs and other plants: VFT, Sarracenia, Vetiveria zizanioides, Centella asiatica and some sort of water lily. (See photos).
3. Again there, the carnivorous plants seem to be planted directly in the peat. Do I have to keep them in pots even if they are going to be in peat moss in the ground in my regular garden?
4. How can I isolate the carnivorous plants growing media from the regular soil of the garden? Is is possible to avoid keeping the bog in a big container and just use some sort of plastic and be done with it?
5. Would this bog garden which will be outside, need to be covered somehow and protected by rain as the one in the TU Delft botanical garden (photos below) was covered. It rains a lot here. I was also thinking of leaving a bit of space on the outer sides and put some insulation like styrofoam or something?
6. Lastly, do carnivorous plants thrive better in sphagnum moss (dead or alive?) or in peat moss (I have peat moss, mixed with perlite). I heard that perlite can actually help mineral buildup in the soil? For my bog garden, would sphagnum be better, considering in winter we only sometimes get below 0 deg C.
Thanks in advance for the info!
P.S. In general, any other type of Bog garden advice would be useful too! So please let me know
P.S. 2: can you show my your bog gardens?
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