Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Winter Project- Creating A Moss Garden

Container Gardening: 
Have you ever made a moss garden?  
Moss gardens are low maintenence miniature gardens of wonderfully textured greenery. They can be a great indoor gardening project for you. 

 I  had no idea gardening could be so simple and so much fun! This past fall I was hired by Better Homes And Gradens to style and produce their moss garden feature. It was an exciting opportunity to work with floral designer and garden expert Tara Heibel of Sprout Home.  Her garden center and floral design shops are located in Brooklyn, NY and Chicago, IL.

Tara taught me just how easy it is to create a low maintenence indoor garden.

Last September Tara arrived at my home with a car load of beautiful plants and fun ideas. Soon after, our photographer, Michael Partenio arrived while Tara unpacked a huge varitey of mosses and as I prepared and created the photography set for BHG.

We spent the day producing this beautiful feature which is presented in the January, 2013  issue of Better Homes And Gardens.

With just a small amount of soil in the bottom of a contianer, place several types of mosses together to create a mini landscape. The idea is to create textural greenery by choosing a variety of moss types.  

After watering thoroughly, the micro-landscape requires little else other than adequate light. Simply mist dailey to keep your moss garden flourishing. You can find a wide variety of mosses by simply walking around your outdoor garden and yard. Use a spade to gently cut and lift out slices of moss along with a layer of supporting dirt.  You can also purchase a variety of mosses at Sprout or your local garden center and craft shop. 

You can read the entire article in the January, 2013 issue of Better Homes And Gardens


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  1. This is a fantastic idea! Perfect for those with green thumbs during a new England winter.

  2. Karin, loved this post. Thank you. I love moss and will perhaps try this bringing in some from out under the trees. Moss is so lovely....

  3. You have a lovely blog! Thank you for sharing with us!

  4. I love the basket wreath! What a great idea . so many pins here.. Thanks for sharing all.