A couple of catchy moss caches – your new best friends

Cheeky, catchy, charming, cute, Moss and Stone Gardens’ Mexican earthenware moss caches are a gardener’s new best friend.  At first they seem like just another adorable way to befriend moss, but you soon realize, they are so much more. “These small containers were fun to put together, the rough handmade quality was just asking for playful plantings and texture,” says David Spain.

Indeed, I personally like the juxtaposition of the rough hewn pottery to the soft, moist moss.   Measuring a mere 3 1/2 inches in diameter, “These little ones are just begging to be picked up and admired, or taken for a little stroll,” says David.

I think David is on to something here.  Moss makes for great company and dished up in a cute cache, simplifies an evening stroll.  Keeping company with moss is nice since moss is naturally quiet, never tries to dominate the conversation, nor gives you a hard time about not mowing the lawn.

Although your cache can’t play catch, it can be considered a low maintenance pet just the same.   Just pull one of these little guys out of your pocket to bring a smile to everyone you meet.  Or carry a moss cache in each hand as you partake in your summer evening walk around the neighborhood.  Imagine moss as a conversation starter.  No doubt, a new friend will want to pet your cache, congratulating you on how well-behaved your ancient plant is.

In case you are wondering, there are no leash laws for contained moss in any of the 48 contiguous states.  The best part yet, very little care is needed to keep your cache happy.

Here’s David’s advice on the care of your cache:

When you get home, store your cache in indirect light and water when you think about it:

Spray cache with water when nearby or allow to dry, if you’re busy!


Spray cache with water when nearby or allow to dry, if you’re distracted!


Mist your cache daily, water thoroughly every week, and don’t worry if you leave town or forget; your cache can go without water for weeks, if needed.

Um, even I think I can handle that!

Mosses included in these sweet dishes, are Dicranum scoparium, Campylopus introflexus, Plagiomnium cuspidatum, Brachythecium rutabulum, Luecobryum glaucum,  Anomodon rostratus and a little Cladonia rangiforina (reindeer moss.)

Dish one or two up today to see where your conversations will lead you.

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