Nice Looking Moss On Your Garden Planters Takes A LONG Time To Grow
Repeat these steps for each of the liquid ingredients listed:
Gather a clump of moss (remove as much dirt from the moss as possible)
Add moss into a blender (a good ratio is 1 part moss to 4 parts liquid)
Add LIQUID INGREDIENT (see options listed below)
Blend thoroughly to pulverize the moss
Spread the soupy mixture onto your object with a brush wherever you want the moss to grow
Liquid Ingredient Options
One can of beer + 1 tsp - 2 tsp sugar: or
1 cup buttermilk; or
1 cup yogurt
This is another favourite. The Tree Fern, Dicksonia antarctica.
I am lucky to have 3 of these specimens, a small and medium which are in pots and a quite tall one, 3 foot which stands on the ground near the pond. I have just cut the large one back to the crown so decided now was not a good time to photograph it. The Tree Fern is a beautiful plant and Tree Ferns in particular are useful for adding structure and instant impact to a garden or courtyard.
This one is just beginning to look a bit tired. So I will cut him back to just above the crown and put the leaves that I have cut over the crown to protect from frost. The colder or more exposed gardens would also need to wrap him in a protective fleece.
This pot is covered with Baby Tears, Helxine Soleirolii.
This is supposed to be an indoor plant but can be seen growing outside in gardens quite happily.
It does seem to prefer shade but can tolerate a little sun. It is very easy to grow and be used for ground cover. I have pushed little bit in between the rocks around my pond and close to the waterfall where it has grown very rapidly and looks wonderful. Again this is not the best time to see my plant. In the spring and summer it looks stunning.
I would love to show you more but you will have to wait until the Spring!