Moss Gardensby Lisa Greene on March 18, 2014 at 8:43 am
My family and I enjoy spending time together outside, walking in the woods and enjoying nature. Whenever we see something interesting, we have a tendency to pick it up — rocks, moss, pieces of driftwood, shells, sea glass, etc. Well, I finally decided to do something with some of these little items: I created a moss garden.
Moss gardens are simple to make and a fun family project.
- I used a glazed square pot. Make sure your container is glazed so water doesn’t seep through and ruin your furniture surface.
- Toss in some all-purpose potting mix and make a mound in the center of the container.
- Next place various types of moss over the soil. But first, soak the moss in water, get it moist, and gently ring out any excess water.
- Then, I added driftwood and some tiny ferns.
- To finish it off, I added rocks and mulch.
Taking care of a moss garden is easy, too. Simply keep it moist and give it indirect sunlight.
Having plants in your home adds a special touch that no other accessory can. When the plants you have help tell your story, they become treasured elements. Whenever I look at our moss garden, I remember those family fun walks and our quality time together. I hope this project inspires you and your family.
How do you get your kids interested in plants and nature?