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Why Moss Turns Black And What You Can Do About It

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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 reasons why moss is turning […]

How To Grow Moss Between Flagstones

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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 a natural combination. In a […]

How To Harvest And Collect Moss | Scooping, Scraping & Raking Explained

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Mosses can be harvested by scooping, scraping, or raking. The technique for moss collection depends on the type of moss. Acrocarpous mosses can best be harvested after rainfall with the scooping technique. Pleurocarpous mosses can be collected by scooping, scraping, or raking. Acrocarpous Mosses Acrocarpous mosses are best harvested by scooping them after a rainfall.  […]

When And How To Water Moss

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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 spray head is the most […]

The Truth About Moss | Dispelling Moss Myths

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 and if ticks like moss. […]

13 Moss Companion Plants For Your Moss Garden

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Are you looking for plants that grow well with moss? Pairing the correct plants with mossy areas enhances the beauty and the ecosystem of your garden. Below is a list of thirteen moss companion plants (buy them here) that you can use for your garden. The plants below complement moss because of shade tolerance, moisture […]

Understanding The Growth Rate Of Pleurocarps Versus Acrocarps

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 factors: moisture, sunlight, and temperatures […]

Moss Trending — Country Gardens Magazine Photo Shoot

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 David Spain’s flower frog collection […]

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 […]