moss

There is something about moss that fascinates me.  I’m not sure I really understand it, but whether in my yard or on a hike, I am always drawn to it.

There is moss growing in my front yard in the grass.  For serious lawn keepers, moss is like the enemy, but I encourage it to grow and I use it often in pots of flowers, faux or real, inside or out.

This is a wire basket of sorts that was hanging on the back of my house last summer with a coco liner and asparagus ferns in it.  I tucked moss in here and there to help fill it out and keep some moisture in the soil, kind of like a mulch.  It was there all winter and everything died or course, but this spring, the moss was growing all on it’s own.

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Even though it is alive when I pull it up to spread around plants, it always dies and is then there just for texture, moisture retention, and beautification of the potted plant.  I thought it was a thing of beauty when I found it growing this spring.

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In between the pathway pavers in my back yard, I have collected rocks of different sizes to fill in the space between them.  It can be a rather moist area with run off water from the downspouts and some of the areas are nearly covered with moss.

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There is a sweetness and simplicity about moss that I find very calming and relaxing.

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This little clump of moss actually looks like a tiny fern.

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Moss on a rock wall gives it a look of stability and age.

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There is the moss that is growing on my old crusty rain barrel that adds a look of ageless elegance to it.

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Pretty moss growing in the shady areas of the gravel garden, making everything look more charming.

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And little mushrooms that pop up in the most bizarre places . . . here in the crook of the winding wisteria trunks.  Nature is full of delightful surprises . . . if you take the time to look for them.

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