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    Hey all,
    Anyone had success growing moss? Thanks.

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    yah got to me more specific. i know for a fact i have ATLEAST 4 different species and im only even trying to grow one. if yah grow Utrics and you grow moss [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    lol

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    I have had success. Here's a very easy but often overlooked method of growing moss.

    Take one pint of room temperature buttermilk and one pint of room temperature water. Now go out and find moss that is growing in your local area. Scrape it off just the way you would envision people who work with sod. Add the nice moss to the other ingredients and place in a blender on low until it is mixed.

    Get yourself a paint brush and paint it on to surfaces where you want it to grow. Best to select appropriate areas that are nice and shaded and moist or you won't have a chance at growing your moss. You can paint rocks, old logs, and just about anything.

    This method of growing moss works quite well. I painted a footpath through a woodland area and I have nice moss everywhere that looks as if Ma Nature put it there.

    You will have the best success growing moss that you harvest locally so don't waste money buying spores mail order.

    Have fun!

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    Laura got it right on. thats the best method right there.

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    Will that work an a rolling stone Laura?
    Just kidding.
    Thanks for the advice. I have an area in my yard that has naturally occuring coral rocks that I am going to try that.

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    Sure, why not. At some point in time the "rolling stone" has to come to rest and hopefully it does so in a shady and moist location. Think of all those nice blotchy spores the rolling stone would leave on its way to a resting point.

    Hmmm, coral rocks...
    Check out this site- http://www.mossacres.com/
    You will be too far south to go with Dicranum if you are in Florida but Rock Cap Moss would be my choice for my area for that type of an application. I am in the Midwest. Dicranum is a North American native moss.

    Are you familiar with Kyoto Moss?
    http://www.bonsaiboy.com/catalog/product214.html
    This is the very same moss you find in all those beautiful gardens in and around Kyoto Japan. The last time we were there was a few years ago and I only purchased my first digital camera two years ago or I would post photos for you. Sorry. I did try to sneak out some spores but they were taken away from me because of a pack of "sniffin beagles" that descended upon my luggage. They sniffed it out right through double ziplocks. Bummer.

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    Yuck.
    So, if you wanted to take a half piece of clay pot and make a moss- covered hide spot in a terrerium, this is how you would do it?
    Whoever thought of such a thing....?

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