Although it took a long time to get here, when it arrived it was beautiful!
This is growing great around my waterfall. Just stunning.
Moss arrived looking healthy and ready to grow. I am a first time "mosser" so we will see if I can keep it alive. The quality appeared excellent and plants appeared to be of strong growth. I placed it in a damp shady area. If it grows as easily as it was to plant, I will be in love with it.
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Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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Mosses Are Shade Loving Evergreen Plants That makes the perfect ground cover plant
Mosses are non-vascular (without roots) plants that absorb moisture through humidity and precipitation. All 11,000+ species of moss receive nutrients from water, air and natural debris absorbed by moss greenery. Mosses reproduce by spreading spores instead of seeds. Although fungi reproduce by spreading spores, mosses are not classified as fungi. Mosses are simple plants with tiny green leaves colored by chlorophyll. Fungi do not have leaves or chlorophyll.
Without a root system to anchor them in soil, mosses rely on rhizoids (thin, short filaments) to keep them attached to the ground. Non-vascular plants like mosses never grow more than a few inches high due to lacking roots for internal transportation of water.
Mosses Grow in Sun or Shade
Some garden moss species need more sunlight than others for producing chlorophyll and photosynthesizing nutrients. Like other plants, mosses utilize their tiny leaves to absorb sunlight. Mosses also require sufficient water for photosynthesizing ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
An example of a moss species that thrives in consistent shade or minimal sunlight is the tree moss. Hardy and capable of withstanding overwatering, tree moss also adapts well to loamy, rocky or sandy soil. Landscapers place rocks covered with tree moss in areas where plants would be difficult to grow due to lack of sunlight.
Horizontal and Vertical Garden Mosses
Moss species are further divided into horizontally-growing mosses or vertically-growing mosses. Pleurocarpous mosses grow horizontally and are best suited for cultivation on trees, trellises and vertical landscaping elements. Acrocarpous mosses grow on vertical surfaces, such as stones and ground. Pleurocarpous mosses tend to grow thicker than acrocarpous mosses. However, what horizontally-growing mosses lack in volume they make up in length.
Mosses vs Lichens: What the Difference?
Mosses and lichens belong to two different plant Kingdoms--mosses to Kingdom Plantae and lichens to multiple fungal Kingdoms. Lichens are not green like mosses but pale white or gray in color. Some lichens produce small "fruit"; mosses do not produce fruit. Lichens emerge from a symbiotic relationship between algae and fungus during wet, cool conditions. Lichens are not used as decorative components in gardens or landscaping because of their unattractive color and form.
How to Grow Garden Moss on Soil
The best way to start growing garden moss on a patch of soil is to dig up a chunk of moss and transplant it to a desired area. Use a leaf rake to loosen soil, then dampen soil with water and lay the moss sod on top. Press the moss into the soil with several rocks. This ensures the moss remains in contact with the soil. Keep moss moist as rhizomes take hold of the soil over the next several weeks. To find out if transplanted moss has anchored itself to the ground, simply tug on the moss leaves gently. If the moss sod doesn't move, then it's likely the moss has anchored itself into the soil.
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