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- Moss Covered Rocks: Moss types: Acrocarpous and Pleurocarpous Hardy Planting Zones- any Sun or Shade – Partial to Full Shade Mature Height - 1-4" Mature Width- groundcover Bloom Season – n/a Gardener Status- Beginner
Moss Covered Rocks
Moss covered rocks is a small variety of rocks that are covered with moss to help accent any area around the home. They are both unique and can help make any area stand out or pop! The variety will range in size. Most can be used in small landscapes, around water gardens or in a terrarium to make an area stand out. The rocks already have a well-established amount of moss on them which will keep growing.
Moss Covered Rocks
When it comes to providing an earthy, aged look to your garden or landscaping, moss-covered rocks are an unusual and economical option. Use them along the edges of water gardens or ponds as accents, or as focal points at the ridge of a waterfall fixture. They lend themselves to simple or complex projects. Imagine all the spots they could be used around an outdoor model railroad, fairy garden, fern garden, or garden shed.
Fuzzy, emerald colored stones can also be used to cover up problem areas of the lawn where grass doesn't grow. Shady spots, walkways, bases of trees, near shrubs and about any location on the north side of a structure are just a few examples.
Moss covered rocks are a perfect touch for rock gardens and Japanese Zen gardens. Understated and natural in appearance, they quickly transform any outdoor space into a tranquil, serene setting.
Large or small terrariums area ideal for moss covered rocks, given their moist environment. They work well also in the more traditional flower arrangements and more permanent potted plants or large planting boxes.
Like mushrooms, moss grows from spores. It relies on the wind to disperse the spores. So if you are using the rocks indoors or in terrariums, it will have to be replenished periodically. Once it is established though, it lifts off easily from wherever it is growing and attaches to almost anything, making transplanting a snap.
Moss grows in a variety of climates (hardiness zones 2-9). Since it obtains all its nutrients from the air (no real roots), moss requires only shade, acidic soil, and moisture. It hardiness ensures it will last a long time with minimal upkeep once established. It is also forgiving, in that it can relocate and re-arranged without the wilting or stress associated with another living decor.