Moss Rocks! ROCKED the IGC Show in Chicago


moss-rocks-2-4312543 After 450 million years in the making, 2 years in development, a patent pending, and an infinite number of ideas flowing, stirring up juices like one might find in a frothy river, Moss and Stone Gardens — Where Moss Rocks! launched their first moss dish garden to an eager group of buyers.  Moss Rocks! are the ultimate moss dish gardens.

Yes, we sell Moss Rocks!, but we are, first and foremost, about moss education. ~ David Spain, co-owner of Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks!

If you are social media savvy, and I trust you are if you are reading this blog post, you probably heard about the Moss Rocks! launch.  If you didn’t, you must have been hiding under a moss rock of another kind.  Moss Rocks! are all the buzz.  It’s only been a week and a day since the launch, and yet we have created quite the stir.  We should celebrate, with a refreshing toddy, on the rocks of course, but we haven’t had enough time for that. Soon, we hope.

Orders were taken from Maine to California; from Florida to Washington. The buzz of a whole new product hitting the market, one that is also hot and hip, AND one that can meet fourth quarter sales, got buyers wanting to meet the demand Moss Rocks! will bring.  Many were anxious to be one of the first to carry Moss Rocks!  It’s all good.  It’s a moss thing. Moss Rocks! will be available to purchase mid October, both in garden centers and on-line.

Please visit the yellow link below, Moss Rocks! Ordering Info, to sign up for notification of when they’re available.  For IGCs, click on the retail section, of the same form, to order wholesale on-line.


MOSS ROCKS! Ordering Info

Attending the Independent Garden Center show in Chicago was a mossium experience. David Spain was able to put faces to the names of so many people he met on-line through introductions from Helen Yoest, Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks! marketing strategists with Gardening With Confidence. (That’s me ;~.)

Even though we will be busy selling Moss Rocks!, we will stay close to our mission of moss education.  Our blog will continue to communicate about moss, moss dish gardens, and moss Q & A. ~David Spain, co-owner, Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks!

Soon, Moss Rocks! will be rockin’ the Nation’s home and gardens, from the desk to the deck.  The moss used in Moss Rocks! was selected specifically for indoor use.  All moss naturally grows outside, given the right conditions,  but not all mosses thrive indoors.  Ours will; making Moss Rocks! adorable indoor decor.

Once Moss Rocks! are sitting on your desk or deck, we hope to hear from YOU.  Tell us how you use your Moss Rocks!  Send photos!  We will even highlight Moss Rocks! travel journeys. When you take your Moss Rock on vaca, send us photos.  Although you don’t have to bring them along, you may find you want too.  If so, don’t deny yourself.  It really is fun to hug your rocks each and every day.  So, please sign up so we can keep you in the loop of when and where Moss Rocks! are rolling…

Here’s some of the buzz we heard at IGC… p-allen-smith-300x240-9735413   pallendspain-300x221-1572875

Simply put, P. Allen Smith says of MossRocks!, “I love them.”  Indeed he does, he didn’t want to part with this Moss Rock!  It won’t be much longer, Allen, and your Moss Rocks! will be ready!

William Moss “Met David Spain this week at IGC (gardening and landscaping trade show). Check out the cool photos. He’s grows bryophytes and knows what I known for years: MOSS ROCKS!”

Shirley Bovshow with Garden Center igc2011show-150x150-8968793 TV  Garden media enthusiast Shirley Bovshow says, “Chia Pets has nothing on this easy to care for and most importantly, stylish moss container. It’s more than that. Moss Rocks! is an elegant cradle for one of the plant world’s most alluring plants.”



Gardenwise with Arlena TV  Sweet Arlena filmed Moss Rocks! with this to say about Moss Rocks!, “MOSS ROCKS!!!  When I first saw the New Moss Rocks all I could do is feel Happy…they are  the Newest Cool thing!…Colorful, Calming and Modern all in one…You need 3 or 5 and they are the perfect gift for all  my gardening friends!!!


Bren Haas, Helen Yoest, David Spain, Mike Nowak. Photo Credit: Christopher Tidrick

Mike Nowak Show Yes, even Mike liked Moss Rocks!  And why not?  Organic is what Mike is all about and moss is the original organic.

moss-rocks-igc-7888639   Here’s more of what other’s are saying…

 There’s a reason why everyone is talking about Moss Rocks. The combination of the serenity of moss and the smooth simplicity of the porcelain “rock” makes them perfect for almost any space. They can be put in the garden for an unexpected surprise, displayed on a patio table or used indoors to decorate any room in the house. I predict that Moss Rocks are going to show up everywhere, from your neighbor’s garden to the hottest shelter magazine.  

~ Erin Schanen, author of the The Impatient Gardener.

 Bren Haas, author of BG Garden and #gardenchat, says “A stylish piece of art by God from the garden  that you can keep in your interior landscape. I’m loving how it looks like it would be complicated to keep green and yet it is one of the easiest specimens to keep healthy in your home.  I can’t wait to see these in the independent garden centers in 2012!”

Annie Haven with Authentic Haven Brand, Moo Poo Tea, says,  “I can’t wait to get my Moss Rocks here at the ranch I want one of each so I can have my own little Moss family <|;-)”

Pam Penick, author of Digging, says “How pretty and fun! After all the moss in Seattle, you’ll be able to sell oodles to the Flingers, I bet. icon_wink-4069702

Chris Sabbarese with Corona Tools says, “If the Pet Rock met a Chia Pet, this would be their love child…Moss Rocks!”

Janit C, author of Two Green Thumbs, says “LOVE the new Moss Rocks!  Mini gardens unt themselves & cute as a button.  Wonderful colors fit into anywhere – inside or out!

Christopher Tidrick, From the Soil says, “Moss Rocks are one of the coolest new garden products I’ve seen in a long time. In a market where gift plants tend to be short-lived, these new moss mini-gardens promise to be chic, long-lasting and easy to grow. They’re the perfect living gift, even for non-gardeners.”

Bruce Bailey, Where Plants Rock says, “A hip and refreshing take on bringing the cool outdoors inside.  Table arrangements, hip bathroom, even putting place cards on the dining table. Moss is in and Moss Rocks is the hippest home item on the market.”

Katie Elzer-Peters, of Words says, “Moss Rocks really Rock! and they are Affordable, attractive indoor/outdoor decor.”

Seed Keeper says, “You gents are fun!  Love your new idea!”

Barbara Pintozzi, author of McGregor’s Daughter says, “Moss Rocks not only look great, they feel great.”

Mary Ann Newcomer, author of Gardens of the Wild, Wild West, says ” Cute little buggers and everybody ought to have a handful. AND, they make great gifts!”

Erin, The Impatient Gardener says , “Can’t wait for them. So cool!”

Kathy Linton says, “Displaying of the green I say! Who wouldn’t like a little moss garden to brighten up their home or office? And, it’s great for folks that are a tad busy.”

Jenny Koester says,  I LOVE these! I can think of a few prime spots to add a little green to my home and office ?

Wendy Rebman Bredensteiner, says  “Saw these in Chicago at the IGC. As cool as they appear! Imagine them on a teacher’s desk, in a college students dorm, an office cubicle. Want a little green that is easy to keep and hard to kill (and NOT artifical)? Will be ordering some of these for our store!”

Babs Hall, says “Totally agree. Our daughters both have their first apartments — they saw these on the website and said Oh we WANT…. :O)”

Laura King Smith says, “Just simplcistic beauty!!! Love it!”

Beyond My Garden says, “How wonderfully cute!”

Growing Herbs For Beginners says, “LOVE”

Angie Walls says, “These are completely awesome and you should do very well.”

Dirt & Martinis says, “Aren’t they adorable?”

Petie Reed says, “Beautiful!”

Anne of Green Gardens says, “Dang! I don’t think I can wait. I want to order some ASAP!!”

Jennifer Hammer says, “Those are so cute! Want!”

Sonya Reasor says, “Really like those.”

Carrie Zamorano says, “LOVE these!”


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