• ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Greeting Hal,
    Thanks for contacting Mountain Moss. It sounds like you have been successful in encouraging moss growth. Keeping up with litter/debris pick-up and with weeding are key factors. Also, providing watering can encourage better growth when Mother Nature is not providing adequate rainfall. Mosses require no additional soil supplements or…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Jason,
    Providing supplemental watering can be one of the most significant factors in achieving success as a moss gardener. Watering is extremely valuable when the heat index is high or rain infrequent, and especially critical during times of drought. In contrast with other gardening needs, mosses like brief, yet frequent watering sessions.…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    YES, Entodon seductrix is a good species for the high heat index and intense sun in Florida. It is a flat, sideways grower that can live in either shade or sun exposures. It should do well as the “groundcover” of moss for your Bonsai creations. Also, popular with Bonsai enthusiasts are Ceratodon and Bryum — both tiny, velvety, upright growers –…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Brian,
    My answer is: YES, you can grow mosses in Tennessee. You have described a common dilemma faced by many homeowners and gardeners. Thanks for submitting your inquiry through Qutee. Hopefully, other aspiring moss gardeners and landscapers frustrated with deep shade locations where nothing seems to grow, will gain insights regarding the…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Christa, Thankfully, I have NEVER experienced this “yellow/brown patch” dilemma in any of my moss garden installations. However, I have had several people report this problem of mysterious, stressed moss “circles.” One moss gardener in Nashville, TN, with an impressive moss lawn, got professional advice that indicated cyanobacteria as the…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    I just found your query. Sorry for my extended delay in responding. You can use tap water to water your mosses. Rain water should be fine as well. You could even use “gray” water for supplemental watering of mosses. Note: New shingles on roofs are now treated with chemicals to discourage any type of plant growth, particularly algae. I guess by…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Ken, There are over 70 species in the Polytrichum genus. The most common in my region are P. commune, P. juniperinum, P. piliferum, and P. ohioense. I’ve learned to identify these few. As you continue to increase your knowledge of moss species, you might want to delve into resources that will help you distinguish important characteristics.…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Good Morning Milo,
    The idea of bringing nature indoors can be appealing. Living walls are gaining in popularity. Yet, many “living” moss walls are NOT ALIVE. Some of the photos posted on the Internet of indoor biophile walls which actually feature other vascular plants and don’t even include mosses (unless as a growing media underneath the other…[Read more]

  • ?Qutee App Design

    It would be beneficial to me as a user to have the option to upload photos/images in the comments function of Qutee.

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Dicranum is a moss species that thrives under pine trees. However, there are many different shade-loving mosses including Thuidium, Hypnum and Leucobryum that could work. My concern is that you describe the location as DRY. Dicranum and Leucobryum (upright growing mound colonies) can handle drier conditions. Still, I would encourage supplemental…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Greetings Yoan,
    Thanks for contacting me. I’m certainly interested in any scientific research that focuses on bryophytes. There is a void in the literature when it comes to intentional cultivation of moss species for landscape purposes. Since I create moss-scapes for a living and cultivate shade and sun moss species for sale at my Mossery, I’ll be…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Joe,
    Thanks for contacting Mountain Moss. First, I would not consider mosses xeriscaping plant choices since xeriscaping implies landscaping that requires little or no irrigation. Annual rainfall and humidity levels are factors but implications of days with no rain or times of drought must be considered. Mosses will grow better and faster…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Joe, Bonsai and mosses go hand in hand. The year-round green of moss complements the Bonsai trees. Ceratodon and Bryum seem to be the most popular and traditional moss species among Bonsai enthusiasts. Both species are tiny, upright growers that feel like velvet. Ceratodon is a deep green when in its primo state. Ceratodon offers splendid…[Read more]

  • ?Broken Online Opinions

    Unless you stay “tuned in” all the time, conversation/topic strings are hard to follow. Important comments get lost among all the other remarks. Sometimes comments are totally off topic or just echoes of what has already been said. If you want to refer back to the subject at a later date, it’s a challenge to search… and search… sorting through…[Read more]

  • ?What is Your Favorite Halloween Treat?

    I’ll admit that I would sort through my kids’ treats for any chocolate that they might be willing to give up. When I was a kid, I actually catalogued my candy and made an inventory list. Dark chocolate reigns supreme as one of my favorite treats still — especially dark chocolate-covered cranberries, acai berries, blueberries, raspberries, coconut…[Read more]

  • ?Frequently asked questions

    I’m trying to encourage all inquiring minds to post their questions about moss — not on my Web site or via email — but to post on Qutee so that others can benefit from my answers. The Qutee link is a definite enhancement to my Web site. Thanks.

  • ?Frequently asked questions

    The fact that topics can be searched is one of the BEST features of Qutee over other social media. Comments don’t get lost in a long string. You can reference back anytime. Go Qutee!

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Ken, It’s okay to walk, or for that matter, sit on your new Polytrichum mosses. Actually, Polytrichum could be used for a moss lawn. It is hardy to moderate foot traffic. I personally walk on all of my mosses. Enjoy… Mossin’ Annie

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Ken, Sorry for the delay in confirming your shipment. I made a point of prepping your order and shipping it out myself. However, I dropped it off at the post office on my way out of town. I’ve been attending a bryophpyte workshop in a location without Internet service or cell phone signal so I couldn’t complete the notification process until…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Ken… Your Mountain Moss order shipped out yesterday. You should expect it to be delivered via USPS Priority mail on Monday. Although the order was placed under a different name, I guess that the Polytrichum juniperinum order is yours. This moss species has a beautiful blueish-green tint. Enjoy. Mossin’Annie

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