• ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Kristie,
    Thanks for your interest in adding mosses to your paver area in your pool surround. YES, Mountain Moss does sell LIVE moss species through our online Moss Shop and at our Mossery in Brevard, NC that are sun-tolerant — Ceratodon, Entodon, Atrichum angustatum, Bryoandersonia — to name a few “sun” moss species. Even though these moss…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Sammie,
    Thanks for contacting Mountain Moss. Adding mosses to the joints between pavers will serve several purposes. First, the year-round green appeal of mosses is amazing, even in cold winter months. Second, mosses soften the hardscape by providing a sense of permanence and by establishing a connection to the natural surroundings. Third,…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Jessica,

    You have raised an interesting topic. The Internet has lots of “bright” ideas that are fraught with misinformation and misleading content about MOSS! Beware of any info posted on the Web. I’ve found a reference about Ceratodon and Racomitrium being used on a green wall in Stuttgart, Germany, to reduce/eliminate urban air pollution.…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Hey Mark,
    Thanks for reaching out. I’m glad that you are encouraging your existing moss and adding special mosses to your lawn from Mountain Moss. If you want to adjust pH, make sure that you confirm the BASE pH is really “just below 7″. Then use the appropriate amount of sulfur as recommended for the change considering the square footage as well.…[Read more]

  • ?Ask Mossin Annie

    Making terrariums can be fun and rewarding to you as a designer and to the recipient. Bringing green indoors is such a pleasure. It sounds like you’ve followed the right steps in creating your terrarium environment. Usually, for a closed lid terrarium, you might need to mist again about once a month. When you notice that the transpiration process…[Read more]

  • ?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]

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