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 Post subject: moss/lichen garden
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:43 pm 
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Does anyone know how to get a moss garden started? I'm wanting to set one up in a school Outdoor Learning Center but don't know where to go to get that information. I know that dampness is required, which is available, but what else is needed or should be done?


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'[In an] essay by the bryologist Robin Wall Kimmerer in her book, Gathering Moss (Oregon State University Press, 2003), in which she offered a solution: "Mosses appear in a lawn when conditions for moss growth are better than conditions for grass growth. Too much shade or water, too low a pH, soil compaction... discourage grasses and let mosses grow. Better to... pull out the remaining grass and let nature build you a first-rate moss garden."

http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/design/2004sp_moss.html

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