Re: I have a questioon about creating a pseudo-bog.

Don't suppose you could give up using Chlorine bleach? DK

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You might like to switch to a biodegradeable powder (Ecover in Europe?) and let the waste water stand for a while in a barrel before discharging into your bog area. The soapy water I put on my garden does no harm, but thats just hand soap without any anti-bacterial action.
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Creating a permanent patch of stagnant water may not be a good idea if you live where West Nile virus has spread. There's no point in providing mosquitoes with more places to breed.
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Greywater needs to be widely distributed to minimize damage, I believe it would be a poor choice for the bog.
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Do a web search on "wetlands sewage treatment gray water". How much room do you have? The way I have seen natural sewage treatment work is that you run the dirtiest water into the hardiest plants and that water filters through them to the next level.
http://www.davidtrump.com/reedbed_introduction_page.html http://www.idepfoundation.org/default_site/wwg2.htm http://www.holon.se/folke/written/stuff/greyw/kth/guntha.shtml#Outline

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Marc wrote:

Although your climate is different from Montreal, you might try contacting the Montral Botanical Garden (Jardin botanique). They have a very nice bog garden section. Their English language Web site is at <http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/jardin/en/menu.htm .
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