Thursday, November 6, 2008

Moss Make Your Heart Race? Read on.

When LISH reader Betsy wrote me about what she has done with moss around her home and in her gardens, I asked if she could send some photos. Lucky us! Fawn over them with me.

Betsy says that she just takes a little from the woods around her house, tucks the moss in the spot where she would like it to grow/spread/do its magic and even when it looks like it might not make it, she says that it comes back the following spring - in full. Look at those stepping stones! What little woodland sprite wouldn't love to trollop along that path?!

So there you have it. Moss gardening made simple. With the patience and creativity I can only aspire to having. Thank you, Betsy!

Mossily yours,


Philip Bewley said...

I love moss gardens. I have even had dreams with moss gardens in them!

Anonymous said...

Tracey, I am honored to be featured in your wonderful blog!! You're so kind! Happy fall gardening. :o)

Tracey said...

Hi Philip/Moss Lover - Welcome!

Betsy - Thank YOU for letting me share your gardens . . . !

Lonnie said...

Hey, don't forget, you can also do a "moss milkshake". Take several clumps of moss (of different types) growing in a similar kind of area as where you intend to plant. Put in a blender with buttermilk and blend coursely. Spray or paint anywhere you want moss (including clay pots!)

Tracey said...

*Totally* Lonnie. That is what I am going to do this weekend. Post to follow!! Thanks! said...

Yeah! This is the stuff!