Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mossy Gardens

On a rock in the pumpkin patch, above.

The garden bed endcaps have a garden of their own growing. It didn't help that the massive catnip plant kept it covered all summer. Here is a clean shot from the first year in place.

In the pasture near the hill. And if that isn't enough, I'll be visiting North Bend again. Always a mossy treat! See the link below for other Lichen et al Adventures!

8 comments:

Karen said...

Love the moss! I know it can be a pain if it's where you don't want it to be, but it's so darn cute, and one of the few green things out there at the moment... I have a shot of those funny spiky (flower?) things too, not as nice as yours though.

The Gardeness said...

Fantanstic pictures. Especially like the first with the dewdrops!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Moss is looking especially green around here isn't it? Nice pictures.

Matron said...

Look at those sparkling jewels of water! They are so beautiful close up. My lawn has been under water for almost all of the last 6 months! it is mostly moss now!
BTW... I am coming over to Tacoma between 17-23rd March. It would be great to meet up!

Petunia's Gardener said...

THanks for visiting, moss fans! It (& fungi) always make me get down close to see what might be going on. I have lived where there is little green in the winter. I don't mind the moss, it can be a persistent pain! I don't mind it on the rocks.

Matron - I was wondering about your dates. I should be around. Would you like to visit any of the p-patch / allotments in Seattle,or Bastyr University garden (see post Sept. 19 & 20)? I'll see if there is something towards Tacoma, too.

Yeah - spring plans!

lottie said...

I just love photos like that of moss - like little iced lolly pops

Karen said...

Hey, hope my moss post wasn't too much of a copy of yours! I remembered reading it but not where. I love that you caught the dewdrops on those blossoms, or whatever they are. So far nobody's weighed in with their proper name, so maybe I'll have to keep trying to figure it out. I love how moss looks and feels, and it's one of the few really green things on the ground at this time of year.

Petunia's Gardener said...

Hi Lottie & Karen,
You know it is well in to winter when we're entertained by moss & rain (or dew)! Karen, I like that term you used - sproutlings! I have no idea what these are for the plant. My bloom day shot I mentioned was from Feb. 2007, I think. Like you, I thought it was interesting to discover such growth. I think it is also fun when different bloggers are seeing the same thing, sometime close by, sometimes far away. I've learned that here in the PNW, we have more in common with the UK gardeners (Lottie, Matron, Libby, et al) than those in the SE or SW USA. Enjoy your moss gardens! - Paula