Photo Courtesy - Lisa Green, AAF, AIFD, PFCI

Photo Courtesy – Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCI

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?