Doing some light garden work is on my list of healing things this spring.
I love planting and potting (though I loathe weeding and cutting grass),
and I would like to spruce up the patio a bit for the outdoor season.
Living as we do, at the most southern tip of Sweden surrounded by water,
we have autumn weather 8 months out of the year. It's all winds and rain.
I gave up on sun loving plants a while back, nature will have her way.
What we do have an increasing amount of though, is all kinds of moss.
I googled around a bit and found these beauties: Moss Dish Gardens.
So today I made moss dish gardens around two potted trees we have on the patio.
I made little mounds and used four different types of moss to create a landscape feeling.
One piece I left on the dead tree bark it was growing on and just dropped it in there.
They are still a bit flattened and muddy from the "planting" but will bounce back
in a few days. If they thrive I will make a separate moss garden in a prettier dish,
I will try to find moss in different shades and maybe mix it up with some branches.
There are a few things to keep in mind before making these:
Moss grows incredibly slowly and is protected in many places.
I only harvest from my own garden and only ever as much as I will need.
Always leave as much as you take, whether from a fallen tree or a rock.
Moss rarely survives indoors since it needs to be kept moist always.
For those of you who happened to be stopping by looking for 29 faces:
I am falling behind (as I thought I would be) but I will be posting this weekend!
With the emotional ups and downs lately I have also been falling behind
in making my blog rounds, but this weekend I will try to visit you all.