How To Grow Your Own Moss

Who doesn't like moss? I love it - I have it going all up our fairy garden path. Each little rock is covered in it. Now it is also through our grass lawn. Which does make it really soft under foot. Here are some quick and easy tricks how you too can create a mossy wonderland for your fairy garden's.

beautiful moss branch for fairy gardensWater, buttermilk, yoghurt, moss and a blender is all you need to get started. I love anything that is mossy. I love to add moss to my fairy doors and if I am not adding it in. I am sculpting it on the door. I think moss and fairy garden’s go hand in hand. I have a lot of moss growing around my garden. I started with just painting some yoghurt directly on to the rock path. Though moss could be associated with the words 'dilapidated' or 'swampy', it is actually a very healthy vegetation in that it has no known pests or diseases. It's also extremely forgiving and requires little to no maintenance. It's soft on your feet if used as a ground cover, stays green throughout colder months, and is really easy to propagate. 

Moss is often the main ground cover and too many other plants may detract from the mossy atmosphere. Let your imagination run wild as you choose plants that you think might attract the fairies in your neighbourhood.

mossy fairy garden hole

What You Need

Ingredients

Equal parts buttermilk / yoghurt or and water

Tools used

A paintbrush (optional) I use just a paint brush for my fairy gardens. 

gorgous fairy moss home

Instructions

1. Measure two cups of water and two cups of buttermilk or yoghurt works well too.

2. Pour both into the blender or just into a bowl and use a paint brush to paint object..

3. Top with moss to fill the blender.

4. Blend until you have a milkshake consistency. You want the existing moss to separate.

5. Paint or pour the mixture on rocks, fences, foundation, bricks, ceramic pots, trees or wherever you'd like to see moss grow. It is so much fun. Give it a go today.

Additional Notes:

Moss adds a whole new dimension to your fairy garden. You can use a water mister to keep moss moist for the first couple of weeks, and if possible grow your moss in a shaded area. The moss should start to grow within 2 to 3 weeks. Now it just takes over the garden all on it's own. I have absolutely no problems growing moss in my garden. In fact I wish I had a little less moss now lol.

 

Ever thought of creating some Moss graffiti wall art?
Ingredients

One or two clumps (about a small handful) of moss
2 cups of buttermilk
You can also substitute with yogurt (vegan yogurt can be used)
2 cups of water
1/2 tsp. sugar
Corn syrup (optional)
also called eco-graffiti or green graffiti, replaces spray paint, paint-markers or other such toxic chemicals and paints with a paintbrush and a moss "paint" that can grow on its own. As people become more eco-friendly and environmentally aware, the idea of making living, breathing graffiti has become a more green and creative outlet for graffiti artists. It can also be considered another form of guerrilla gardening.

Ingredients

One or two clumps (about a small handful) of moss
2 cups of buttermilk 
You can also substitute with yogurt (vegan yogurt can be used)
2 cups of water
1/2 tsp. sugar
Corn syrup (optional)

 

I love this idea. I think it will really take off.