DIY Growing Moss!


 OH How I Love Moss!!
Silent
Lush
Magical
And looky how
 PINK LOVES MOSS! 
on centerpieces
on tablescapes
in arrangements

And Pink Fairies Love moss too!


Here is what they do with it
Make a Moss Bowl 
by gathering several types and arranging in a bowl for a woodland tabletop display
 Have a seat on your very own Moss Chair!
Moss can be transplanted by clumps
or



 Put in a cup
 or
Mixed with buttermilk,Yogurt  or Beer
and water
 in a blender and
 brushed or poured on whatever you would like to grow!
Just cover with plastic for a week, and your item will begin to green!
Moss Recipe 
DO-IT-YOURSELF MOSS
HERE IS A recipe for a moss paste you can use to try to grow moss in your garden or yard. It comes from William Cullina, director of horticulture at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay. For more information on moss, see his Web site, williamcullina.com.
FIRST, BEGIN with moss taken from places with similar conditions present in locations where you want to grow moss. Also, if you want to cover stone, take moss that is covering stone. If you want ground cover, use moss that was growing in soil.
INGREDIENTS:
2 cups of fresh moss
1 1/2 to 2 cups water
1/2 cup of beer (Cullina says he is not sure the beer does anything, but it means you can drink the rest so it doesn't go to waste. In theory, the sugars in buttermilk or beer help the moss adhere at first.)
1 teaspoon of sodium polyacrylate (crystals sold at nurseries and also found in disposable diapers)
INSTRUCTIONS: Soak the crystals in a cup of warm water for 5 to 10 minutes, until they have absorbed all the water. Then put them in a blender with moss and other ingredients, and pulsate or chop until you have a paste, but do not liquify.
You can then use a paintbrush to apply the paste to whatever surface you'd like. Mist it with some water.

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6 comments

  1. Me too Tobi!I made a Moss Easter Basket a few months ago.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe for growing moss. I tried Martha Stewart's recipe last year and slathered it all over a flower pot, waiting for the moss to grow. All I ended up with was a mess to clean up. This recipe sounds better, so maybe I'll one day give this one a try. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Cozy Home Party!

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  3. Like you, I love moss, all its different colors and textures. Most of all, I love the way it feels under my feet.

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  4. Back in my young days,I pretended to I was an important person with an office. I set up a make believe office with whatever I could find and used moss from trees as my carpet.

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  5. Quite lovely! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    Pink in the Sink. Have a lovely weekend.

    PS. I am your new follower.

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  6. Oh COOL!!!!

    This is just the dandiest blog post ever!

    Thanks ever so much!

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