When I set to work on my little indoor garden, I figured that it wouldn’t live past the weekend. I can do many other things, but keeping plants alive has been my Unicorn; neat-o but totally unattainable. My thumb is basically as pink as a baby’s bum.
That, my friends, may have changed recently. Something must have clicked since I started this blog because my little plants are thriving (((knocking on wood))). They’re still in their infancy, but seem content and willing to give me a go. Thank you, little plants.Your confidence in me feels good.
Now that I have a little herb garden, I want to look like I’ve been doing this, effortlessly, forever. I picture myself saying to inquisitive visitors, “Why, of course, these plants have always been here – I mean, why the heck else would there be moss on their pots?”
So I need moss covered posts, pronto. I think they show character – and more importantly – they shows age. If it looks good and old, then my skills are lookin’ pretty sweet. Plain and simple.
I’m going for it. I’m going to grow my own moss. I’m fakin’ it till I make it. So there.
If you listen closely, you can hear my husband vigorously shaking his head ‘no’.
12 oz. beer
1/2 tsp. sugar
A couple clumps of moss
3 Handfuls of Moss
3 cups lukewarm water
3 tbsp water-retention gardening gel
1/2 cup buttermilk
Apparently all you need to do for recipe #1 is mix all that up & spread thickly on a damp, shady surface. The moss should start growing.
Recipe #2 should be mixed in a blender for 2-3 minutes & then spread on the desired surface.
Mist the moss mixture with water weekly.
Now that you have the tools, I say go forth, grow some moss and pretend that you’ve been gardening since the dawn of time.
I’m going to.
For easy directions on how to make Moss Graffiti, click here.