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Garden Gleanings: Too shady? Try growing moss.

Posted Friday, March 20, 2009, at 9:08 PM

We don't see this type of gardening very often but it can provide a real soothing landscape in shady areas. I really wish I was able to grow moss on our rock patio, but it is too sunny (and hot in the summer).


We have some areas of our woods that grows great moss, but it is too far away to enjoy, except when we take our "walk-abouts". I tried to transplant some up by the house, but alas, too sunny.

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i love moss, it is beautiful, but needs shade and dampness. I don't have alot of that..

I do have a weird plant, when it comes up i am going to take a photo of and see if you can tell me what the heck it is??

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Mon, Mar 23, 2009, at 7:29 AM

We always love challenges. I would bet someone who reads this blog will direct us to the answer.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Mar 23, 2009, at 8:43 AM

I was always told that if you wanted to grow moss, pour buttermilk over the area you want it to grow and it will come up.

I've never tried it, because I haven't had the urge to grow it, but I've been told that buttermilk works by a couple of different sources.

-- Posted by espoontoon on Tue, Mar 24, 2009, at 7:32 AM

Can't say I am a huge fan of buttermilk, so that sounds like a good use from my standpoint.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Mar 24, 2009, at 10:29 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.