My life is now a mountain of moss! No complaints. If you remember from my last post, I created my first moss terrarium. Above is the second creation, put together as a raffle item for the Humane Society’s Canine Carnival. It features two small plants as well as two kinds of moss, plus some fun stones and little faux mushrooms.
Next on the mountain of moss were these two little cat-themed terrariums. They have mood moss (Dicranum scoparium) and Aquamarine Baby Tears (Pilea Glauca) cuttings in them. The Baby Tears are starting to put down roots, which I find quite exciting! As I’ve only just started working with terrariums in July, the track record for how they survive and hopefully thrive isn’t there yet. But cuttings that are rooting is a good sign!
So now, I have a few holding areas for moss as I prepare to make my next terrariums. I’ve put the different varieties into several containers to hopefully continue to propagate, and the mountain of moss should grow.
Mood moss on the left, pincushion moss (Leucobryum glaucum) on the left, and two strings of baby tears on top.
And in this holding area, Tree Moss (Climacium americanum) and Brocade Moss (Hypnum imponens) along with two small plants in the back.
Here’s the little setup at the window. No direct sun, and regular misting with filtered water. If you’re interested in getting started in moss terrarium building or moss propagation, I highly recommend Green Mountain Moss. You can find them on Etsy (click for link here). Their supplies (soil, etc.) and live moss plants are fantastic. Fast shipping and the moss arrives in perfect condition, well labeled and beautiful. They often include extras as well. Their website is here (greenmountainmoss.co) and their facebook is here (www.facebook.com/greenmountainmoss). You can also find them on Instagram and TikTok. Anyhow, they are my absolute favorite moss supply company.
We are well into August. The hibiscus in the garden are in bloom. I need to get a video done this week. I think it is looking like late summer outside. The summer events are over at work, thankfully. Pi came and stayed the night before going in for his surgery. They decided not to amputate, so he was neutered and he is in the kitten room with the other kittens. After a power outage last week, we are trying to see about getting a generator for Mom’s house. I think with climate change, we may well be facing more power outages.