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moss turning black

Moss grows beautiful for years, but the moss suddenly turned black. It happens from the bottom up, and sometimes parts die altogether. The moss is close to a pond or is part of a (moss) terrarium. Do you recognize this problem? Why Does Moss Turn Black? There can be many…

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If you have a shady area in your garden that is too moist for grass, you might want to consider growing moss between the flagstones. It will create a beautiful patio. Below is a guide on growing moss between flagstones. growing moss between dry-set flagstone in a shady area is…

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When to water moss depends if it is recently transplanted or already established. It also depends if it is an Acrocarpous moss or a Pleurocarpous moss. Below is a guide with instructions on when and how to water mosses. How To Water Moss Watering moss using a hose and fine…

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moss for between stepping stones, how to grow moss between pavers, moss around stepping stones

If you want to grow moss between pavers, choose an area with a maximum of 60% sunlight, water it regularly, and add sulfur to the soil if needed. Below is a guide with instructions on how to grow moss between pavers. Choosing The Right Moss Look for Pluerocarp Mosses and…

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There are many moss myths going around, and we often get questions about moss myths that we like to clear up. The first one will be the ‘moss buttermilk myth’. After that, we explain on which side of a tree moss grows, followed by the question if moss causes allergies…

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Pleurocarp habit Anyone who has tried to start a moss lawn knows mosses are slow growing. Most people understand this, but many don’t understand why or just how slow is slow. Mosses are very primitive plants without a higher evolved vascular system. They are limited to energy production by three…

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If you ever get the chance to be apart of a photo shoot, even as a bystander, do it.  They are so much fun.  Interesting, in fact.  If nothing else, you will get a lesson in light. Moss and Stone Gardens Photographer, Ken Gergle shooting the shoot By the time…

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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…

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    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…

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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…

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