Hi there, with the warm spring and summer months upon us, you can always count on a beautiful green carpet of moss to welcome the warmer seasons!
Moss facts: moss is important to the survival of many tiny creatures and many types of birds find it useful for their nests. One interesting fact about moss is that it contains a special chemical that keeps reindeer’s blood from freezing so they eat it on a regular basis. Moss has the ability to “desiccate” meaning they can dry out for a long period of time without dying.
Making a moss garden is easy! Go outside in your yard and find some goodies to put in your little garden.
tea cups and vintage planters
seed starting soil
moss (we have a large area of moss in our yard found on the north side of our house, moss grows in damp places with little sun)
various nature items
Directions for the moss garden:
1. Put seed soil into the teacup, don’t fill it to the top, leave room for the moss.
2. Lightly mist the soil so it is wet, not drenched.
3. Add your layer of moss.
4. Mist the moss.
5. Have fun decorating your moss garden.
6. Put your moss garden in a windowsill where it receives a little bit of sunlight, they like shade so keep that in mind. Mist it a few times a week keeping the soil moist but not drenched. If it dries out, place the moss in bowl of water for an hour and it should spring back to shape.
That’s all, Lisa