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    Need moss suggestions

    I am looking to do a project with using moss as a very low landscape plant. I'm looking to do a combination of 2 to 4 varieties in an area about 9" x 12". Any suggestions other than heading out into my yard, mid-Atlantic USA area, to dig?
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    Out of curiosity ... is this going to be an indoor terrarium type thing, outdoor "fairy garden", ....?
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    mostly outside

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    Out of curiosity ... is this going to be an indoor terrarium type thing, outdoor "fairy garden", ....?
    It will be spending most of the time outdoors but a few times a year will be worked into a model railroad display indoors.
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    Hmm, then you might be best off with wild temperate mosses -- particularly ones collected from exposed rocks as those would be most likely, I would think, to survive conditions involving big temperature swings and drying out.
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    I know you said mosses, but just in case you're tempted, don't use lichens. They are known for being fussy, particularly if removed from their substrates.
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    Don't use the live moss indoors Chib, too messy. Static grass is easy to apply to the model railway display, and it doesn't break the bank. ( It's also fun. it can be a little electrifying if you forget to discharge the applicator, not to mention the head sized dimples in the ceiling)
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