Finally got the chance to take pics of the Iris versicolor/Blue flag iris. Looks like I missed it in full bloom when it was a whole mound of flowers....
This is in a full sun area. You can see the royal fern coming up behind it which will take over in the summer. Virginia sweetspire not pictured is to the right on the bank of the low area, the vegetation growing to the left is chelone glabra/turtlehead..
Also within the low lying area which I created to be a rain garden that fills with water after every rainfall due to neighbor's redirected drain spout, I have seracena purpurea/ pitcher plant, and calla palustris/water arum, and I grow Carolina Gold heritage rice in here, though I didn't grow back up starts this year so either they'll regrow on their own or I'll have to do without this year.
On the far side of this small garden where it floods but recedes somewhat more quickly are male and female winterberries, lobelia cardinalis/red cardinal flower, hibiscus moscheutos/rose mallow and above it just starting to grow is eupatorium purpureum/joe pye weed. Even higher up where it doesn't flood but soil stays damp are common day lilies and clematis virginiana. In front is a grassy area of Carex Pennsylvanica/native sedge.
Outlet of the mini bog drains to the front yard side of the white fence where it is somewhat shadier due to 60% privacy spacing of the pickets, there are red osier dogwood, Jakob Kline monarda, more turtlehead, penstemon digitalis "Husker Red" and a blueberry perched on a little mound.
The idea is to have some kind of color interest -- foliage, stem, bloom, or fruit -- in every season.