Thursday, December 29, 2011

In praise of Moss

 Why do I not plant more moss to enjoy this wonderful green while all else is brown?
In the Back Woodland under our tiny Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

10 comments:

  1. I have some moss growing in my garden naturally. I guess I hadn't thought about "planting" it before. I did dig up some and put it around the ferns that I planted in some old stumps. I hope you will do a post if you decide to put some in.

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  2. I love moss and only have one small patch. It almost died in the drought this past summer. I would occasionally carry some water to put on it. A moss pathway would be magical.

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  3. I love finding moss growing naturally in my garden...if I tried I would not be able to grow it...I took your advice and added a Hori knife to my Christmas list..Santa brought one and I can't wait to use it...will be adding it to one of my blog posts soon...

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  4. I love moss! My neighbor had a natural lawn of it and was planning to get rid of it when I persuaded her to keep it. Why replace green velvet with an unnatural lawn that demands upkeep and struggles with weeds? As for me, my woodland garden would not be the same without its moss paths!

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  5. We have tons of moss in our yard--especially in the shady back garden near the woods. I love it, too! It can get a little slippery for walking on a hill, but otherwise it's great!

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  6. Moss is great - it didn't grow much where I grew up, so I've always love it instead of considering it a weed. I've heard that it takes a lot of work to keep cleared off when you have a large area. So pretty tucked in here and there, though.

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  7. I love moss and the Japanese absolutely adore it. My friend has even talked about having a little moss garden with different varieties. I can't have it in the lawn but let it spread in amongst the alpine scree bed..........I love doing macro photography with it aswell when it's in flower.

    Julie have a Happy New Year.

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  8. hello Julie, thanks for your christmas wishes I hope you had a lovely christmas, reading your previous post you have 3 beautiful sweet children at an age when christmas is a magical time,

    my garden being in a damp temperate climate I have lots of mosses though not much of the one you show which most gardeners go for, tons of spaghnum moss as that's what peat is made from, I leave most when I can but have found they are a seed bed for unwanted tough grass and weeds, I am forever hearing how to get rid of moss in lawns I would like the opposite how to get rid of grass in moss,

    wishing you and your family a happy new year and all the best for 2012, Frances

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  9. Oh, wish I could grow moss here. It does grow a little in some of the wetter, shadier spots, but it doesn't last for long when the summer heat kicks in. I tried mixing a concoction of moss and beer and buttermilk one time to get moss to grow on a concrete Japanese lantern. That lasted for about a nanosecond in July. Ha! I saw some beautiful moss on vacation in Georgia this summer -- I took pictures of it like it was some gorgeous bloom I had never seen before! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  10. We have lots of moss in our lawn and it always stays green in the summer. Have never tried moving any, maybe will have a go with a little bit to see if it takes. Happy new year and happy gardening for 2012!

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