My Dad is absolutely obsessed with moss right now, he actually gathers it from obscure areas in the yard and relocates it to a more conspicuous place.Â I’m not sure if that is weird, I think it might be or it could just be a love for gardening.Â My Mom alsoÂ loves Irish moss which she currently has planted in a glazed blue pot.
This DIY project was featured in Sunset magazine and it is totally do-able.Â And if you have been walking by various mossÂ varietiesÂ at your local nursery/garden center and thinking, I love that bright green color and the fuzziness of that stuff but what can I do with it–well here’s one idea.
HOW TO MAKE ONE
1. Using terra-cotta bowls with drainage holes â€• we chose 6- and 12-inch shallow ones â€• as guides for circles and a metal ruler to trace stripes, cut mud flats of groundcover such as deep green Irish moss and/or golden green Scotch moss with a paring knife.
2. Fill bowls with potting soil and plant groundcover.
3. To add a circle or spiral of polished stones, arrange them on the groundcover and cut guidelines around them.
4. Remove the stones, cut out a channel between the guidelines, then replace the stones. Keep dish garden out of full sun and water once a week. Diluted plant food will help keep it green.
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