when you live in the Pacific Northwest, moss is free. and abundant. (read as : EVERYWHERE) so i made good use of it... and even here in Southern California, there's moss growing in a shady corner of the front yard!
a few tips for working with moss:
*i've found that using a flat metal kitchen spatula works best for removing moss from your yard (or a field... but NOT a neighbor's yard!) without it breaking into pieces.
*when harvesting 'fuzzy' moss, shake it out a bit to remove twigs, leaves, and bugs. (nothing worse than transporting pests into your home!)
*i fill pots with styro nuggets or wadded plastic bags, a bit of potting soil, and then place moss on top. makes them lighter in weight - and with moss, drainage is not an issue. they LIKE wet feet!
*mist moss every day, and keep out of bright sunlight.
a few photo stylist tips:
*the miniature glass 'domes' shown in my photos here are actually upside-down stemless wineglasses (like Reidel O series).
*those sprouting bulbs you see in the photos here? FAKE. this photo shoot was done in january, before any tulips or daffodil bulbs had begun to grow. i used onions that had sprouted in a basket in my kitchen. :)
come on over to my HOMEWARDfound blog and see the rest of the photos for more ideas!
MOSS: the FREE floral friend!
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Published April 6th, 2013 12:46 PM