Xeria E-Zine

November 2016

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It's dormant season now.  Things are going to sleep in my garden in the northern hemisphere.  In Australia, they'll just be waking up.

Xeria E-zine November 2016

Moss doesn't seem to mind at all.  It likes cooler temperatures, with or without rain.  Over the years, I've played with it a lot, and it's great that projects I made a while ago are doing better than ever. 

One example is the moss balls made two years ago.  Now, some of the moss is actually rooting into the panty hose and in some which didn't get actual moss wrapped around, they are growing a fresh new crop.  Now it's a race to see if the moss covers the panty hose before it rots away!

Moss Balls

Another little project that just won't quit is the miniature stream bed.  It gets better every year without any care at all.  It stays perched on a little stool all year, even in winter. 

Miniature Moss Garden

One place I don't recommend using moss is as a planting medium for succulents.  Find out why, here;

Do you plant succulents in moss or soil?

Lining wire baskets with moss is one way to get the best of both worlds.  This wire basket is lined with sheet moss collected from rocks on my rocky hillside.  Fertilizing it is interesting - just soak it in a bowl!

Wire Fruit Basket

And last but not least in this round up about moss, the topiary!  These were a lot of fun to make, using a similar system to the moss balls - yes, the lump is panty hose, wrapped in a mossy coat.

Moss Topiary

Coming soon - more garden art tutorials and treasures made from trash but only if you said that you would like more of these kinds of things in the survey.  These will be presented on one of my other sites, and available soon - watch for it in your inbox!

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