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Mountain Moss is dedicated to bridging the information gap and presenting it in terms that the average gardener or landscaper can understand. Learning about bryophytes and their horticultural applications can be a challenge. First, there is no comprehensive visual field guide with color photographs. Second, there are very few references that provide specific guidelines for moss gardening. In terms of new approaches to greening our urban environments, mosses are just being introduced or considered for green roofs, moss lawns, or living walls. There is little documentation or research to guide these emerging options for mosses in sustainable landscape applications.

Although the grand moss temples in Kyoto have attracted visitors for over 5000 years, the value of mosses is just gaining recognition in America as a viable horticultural choice. With over a decade of practical experience and years of research to attain expertise, Mountain Moss actively networks with bryologists and moss gardeners from around the world.

Mossin’ Annie approaches this information dilemma with a “good spirit” determination to share, and hence, grow the moss industry for all. Enjoy learning more about moss from a botanical perspective to better understand their implications for a better environment.

4 Responses to “Learn More”

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    Have you heard of the moss bath mat? Would your Deluxe shade sampler be appropriate for such a project? or shall i search elsewhere? I thoroughly respect your commitment to susteinability and letting the moss thrive!

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    We have a plant that was given to us. It is in a frame, has a back, and has small chicken wire across the front and the plant grows through it. The frame is breaking down and we have another, somewhat larger frame.

    Our local plant store told us to put a backing on the frame then lay it on its back. put in earth then cover it with moss, replant, then cover with small chicken wire.

    The plant will get partial sun in temperatures ranging from 40 in the winter to 90 in the summer.

    Is this about right? What type of moss should we use.


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    Hey Hal,
    It’s really difficult to determine which moss species would be good for your plant framework. Sounds like the garden center has recommended Sphagnum moss as a moisture-retaining substrate not for the beauty of the moss itself. Mountain Moss specializes in unique mosses for sustainable landscapes not floral or craft projects. Mosses don’t need chicken wire to grow together as a colony. Mosses can thrive in sub-freezing temperatures. If you want mosses to cover the chicken wire then I’d suggest Thuidium.
    Good Luck!
    Mossin’ Annie

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    Hey I saw this idea recently on making a bath mat and using moss to suck up the water. Figured it would be a neat little project and was wondering what type or types would be best. I’m looking for something soft and that will grow well indoors. I won’t have to worry about water seeing as how I’ll step our of the shower every morning onto it.

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