Last year at our local flea market I came upon a vendor with gorgeous topiaries sprouting from moss covered garden pots. Her plants were a little pricey but I loved the pots and caved to temptation, taking two of them home with me. But a few months later their appeal lost its luster and I neglected the plants, almost killing them both. Thankfully, I was able to nurse them back to health, but the moss growing on the pots faded. Lucky for me, I remembered reading about a recipe to help spread moss in the garden. I figured, why not try and use this concoction to make moss covered garden pots of my own?
This is what the flaky moss covered garden pots looked like when I brought them home from the flea market. I searched online for a moss propagating recipe and found several. I settled on the one with the least number of ingredients.
A trip to The Mossy Twig in Geneva resulted in a couple handfuls of live moss.
Mist the outside of the garden pots at least once per day to keep the moss growing. If you water the plant once per day, it will help to keep the clay pot wet. Just be sure you plant something that can handle daily watering … just a little water each day. Don’t overdo!
They definitely look more interesting with their mossy green goodness!
I found another recipe that uses beer and sugar, but I thought the one I used is simpler.
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup water
2 small handfuls live moss
Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Don’t forget that I’m also starting my new Charming Home Series this Sunday. I want soooo badly to tell you whose charming home is being featured first … but I’m gonna keep it a secret! You’ll just have to check back to see who it is! I can’t wait!