Moss, An Orchid, And Marsha Owen’s Pottery

Phalaenopsis blooms rise high above a commissioned pottery piece by Marsha Owen.  A beautiful work of art that can be used inside as a centerpiece on the dining room table or in the foyer as a fresh welcome home. Set this dish garden next to the bed for a soothing sight while waiting for the light […]

How To Grow And Maintain Carpet Moss In Your Garden (2022)

Carpet Moss

Carpet moss is a beautiful, versatile plant that’s perfect for any garden. With a little care, this plant will thrive in any shady spot in your yard. So if you’re looking for a low-maintenance ground cover, carpet moss is the perfect choice. What Is Carpet Moss? The scientific name for carpet moss is “Hypnum Cupressiforme”. […]

Moss Soothes the Savage Beast in Us All

    Faithful readers of Moss and Stone Gardens know that moss can be both settling and exciting. In a sense, moss can be both yin and yang. In either case, the energy is soothing.   We find ourselves to be evangelical about moss, and when we were asked back to create a display garden […]

Moss Trending: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Finally, moss takes center stage in the theatre of Earth–again. What’s old is new again, and it’s trending like a Broadway hit! Martha, of course, has done a lot to enlighten gardeners to the allure of mosses, and we take our part very seriously (and respectfully) to educate people on the cultivation of a moss garden […]

Mooning Over Mosses

Sometimes the stars align just right and a client’s existing property features, our collective visions for improvement and a sky’s-the-limit budget all fall into a state of moss-induced bliss. Sometimes, but not always. That’s where a new kind of alignment and yes, the fun, begins. Often we’re called in because, in fact, the client’s existing property features […]

Plants With Benefits


  Helen Yoest and I have been good friends for a long time now, and we like to share in each other’s successes. So with this, I present to you Helen’s latest book Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & Veggies in Your Garden (2014, St. Lynn’s Press). You’re […]