my mind wanders and I imagine a cool, damp garden
draped in an emerald carpet.
I am fascinated by moss. Maybe it is because I don't have much of it in my garden, except on some rocks by my pond.
When we were in Georgia on vacation this summer, I visited Callaway Gardens. The moss growing along the sides of the paths caught my attention. This would be a rare sight during a Texas summer.
At our vacation cabin (which was on 8 acres surrounded by a river on 3 sides of the property) I saw lots of beautiful moss.
I took these mossy pictures as I went exploring the property.
Note to self:
Do not go exploring in the Georgia mountains again
without putting on chigger repellent!!!
Don't these pictures make you just want to reach out and pet the moss :-)
I came across a wonderful website recently when I was on Blotanical looking for new blogs to visit.
David Spain and Ken Gergle are landscapers in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. According to their website, they operate the only moss nursery in the United States. They have the cutest little product called Moss Rocks! Check out their website and blog to learn some interesting information about moss and see the beautiful moss gardens they have designed.
(Note: I have no affiliation with this company or these men; I just was so impressed with their website and landscape designs in moss that I just wanted to share their site with you.)
I corresponded with David through email recently; and he assures me that I can, indeed, grow moss in Texas.
I am on a mission to grow moss; but I fear that come August, that cool, damp, emerald-carpeted garden of my imagination will be just that -- my imagination.
Cool, mossy dreams to you....
P. S. Also, visit Deb at Deb's Garden to read a very informational post on how she has grown beautiful moss paths in her woodland garden.