Over years the moss has spilled over the steps onto the meandering pathway, literally connecting the planter to the landscape. Moss suggests a sense of permanence in a way that few other plants can.
The bold splash of color catches visitors by surprise. The juxtaposition of contemporary art and a weathered, mossy container makes the sculptures all the more eye catching.
Tall Grecian-inspired columns are one of their most popular designs. When placed in a shallow pool of water and surrounded by lush foliage, as shown here, they quickly develop a layer of moss in the damp atmosphere, adding to the magical fantasy of discovering an ancient ruin.
For best results, use native moss and apply when evaporation is low (that is, in spring or fall).
- Yogurt base: Blend several handfuls of native moss with a large carton of plain yogurt. Slowly add buttermilk to form a slurry.
- Beer base: Blend several handfuls of native moss with 12 ounces of beer plus 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar to form a slurry.
- Morning sun or all-day filtered sun
- Damp or humid atmosphere
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