Making Moss Terrariums – Or Not…

When glass gathers moss , the glory is intensified. By night, glass glistens from the light of a firefly or the stars shining from above. Inside, glass glistens, too, as a reflection from candle light’s soft glow. By day, glass becomes a vessel, flattering all that resides, elevating the status of the moss garden below. […]

Country Gardens Magazine photo shoot of moss dish gardens

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    To be fair, I should have warned Country Gardens Magazine’s photographers about moss.  To our readers as well, moss be warned.   Having touched on the side-effects of moss in an earlier post, I now think it’s of the utmost importance to spell it out — moss gardens will seduce you.  Once seduced, […]

Moss melts a hardened heart

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    At the dawn of spring, dainty sporophytes form after a sexual encounter of a moss kind.  The lens captures what few will see; unless, of course, you are one of the chosen ones — chosen to grow moss, because you can.   Our old dish garden friend Mellow Yellow, sports sporohytes, ready to spew […]

The Peeps Picnic at The Moss Farm – Spring 2011

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UNDERSTANDING PEEP CULTURE For 87 years, peeps have gathered at The Moss Farm for their spring revival.  The three-month event begins the day after Easter when the peep population is at it’s lowest.  Fellow peeps gather to morn the loss of their peeple, gain knowledge from their teacher, The Learned Old Frog, and to mate […]

Mellow Yellow moss dish

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  As if butter and nutmeg were blended on stone, molded, then spread with lush, emerald green moss, this dish is worthy of a nosh. David Spain’s Mellow Yellow dish came about by the proverbial, cart before the horse, philosophy. Typically, David will let a piece of pottery move him to create moss landscapes as […]