New Year’s Gathering: Cobble Plus One – Party Rock

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The invitation finally arrived! I’ve been invited the event of the year, everyone will be there. I shall wear Toadstool. Toadstool goes with everyone, so I’ll look good chatting up the cute blond in Raindrop, the hottie in Bark, and when all the kids gather around to hear my travel tales, their rosy cheeks will reflect […]

Encouraging Moss

Reader Question Dear Moss And Stone Gardens, I live in Georgia and have moss growing naturally on the bare earth in front of my house. This strip of land, between the sidewalk and street, has always been a challenge.  Since moss is growing there on it’s own, what can I do to make it fully […]

Happy Mossgiving

Happy Mossgiving to you and yours Let us give thanks and praise. Moss be with you Moss be good Moss be all over your neighborhood. Moss is green Moss is gold Moss is something to behold. Moss in pebble Moss in cobble and in boulder Moss in sizes made to order. Moss on Lichen and […]

Moss And Leaves

Readers Questions Dear Moss And Stone Gardens, What is your recommendation for protecting moss from leaves? I assume the netting plays a role but I’m unsure what type and how to implement it. Thanks for any info you can provide. Jeff —– Dear Jeff, I would recommend the same 3/8 inch mesh for leaf collection […]

Moss, maple, mortar

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    The pairing of moss and maples melds together like moss on moist.  This antique Japanese teak rice mortar, inspired David Spain to go with the placement of a Japanese maple, nestled deep in the mortar base.  As David explains,  When I found this 100+ year old teak mortar, I knew it was going to make […]

Moss, Martha, Moss Rocks!

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As a business, the word about David Spain and Ken Gergle’s company, Moss and Stone Gardens has spread solely through word-of-mouth. For more than 12 years, Moss and Stone Gardens focused on landscape design.  Their designs are artistic in nature, which is no surprise since both David and Ken have art backgrounds — David with […]

Moss pH preference

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I feel very fortunate to be in the position to ask anything of David Spain, moss expert, co-owner of Moss and Stone Gardens. Often, when I’m researching a piece for this blog or another media outlet, I’ve learned to question long held beliefs.  David has taught me think about moss and to question what is being […]

Moss Rocks! ROCKED the IGC Show in Chicago

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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 […]

Moss Trending

Emerald green, rolling mounds, stillness enticing, and barefoot begging, mosses are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Primitive plants, evolving 450 million years ago — 70 million years before ferns and tens of millions more years before the first dinosaur, mosses are finally getting their due. There has been a marked trend towards moss within […]

Moss – squirrels, birds, and other moss meddling crittters

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    Dear David,   The squirrels have been digging up my attempts to grow a moss lawn.  What do you suggest?  I have so many unpleasant thoughts about ways to eat the squirrel.   Vance     Dear Vance,   I feel your pain. squirrels can be a troublesome animal in a garden.   […]