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Our landscape services include site consultations, turn-key installations and a bit of hand-holding for DIY folks with our moss garden mentoring option. As a licensed NC Landscape Contractor and expert on moss gardening, Mossin’ Annie and her trained moss team can transform your garden with the year-round green appeal of verdant mosses. Our largest project to date, over 2500 square feet of mosses installed in Madison, Georgia between snow storms in February 2014, is looking magnificent this year. Time is the true test of success! Another major cool project now in the works is the Ira B. Jones Elementary School Alumni Moss Garden in Asheville, NC. Childhood friends are organizing an alumni group crossing all generations to create a learning moss garden as our first effort together. To complement the learning garden, we’ll develop a protocol for curriculum standards to mirror the expectations of science educators who teach about the Plant Kingdom. We want to expand the focus to include our planet’s first land plants – bryophytes. Donations are welcome in support of this educational program.
A shout out for DIY moss gardener, Dick Shullman in Connestee Falls near Brevard, NC. One of my lectures in Fall 2014 peaked his interest. Then a site consultation in November provided him with a better understanding of moss planting methods. And now, he’s become a moss gardener extraordinaire. In fact, his moss garden is so impressive already that it was included on the community garden tour in June 2015.
His gnome village is captivating.
Connecting with other MOSS LOVERS 0Connecting with others and sharing moss tips is key to Mountain Moss’ outreach. We’ve jumped on the social media bandwagon and we’ve even started to produce some YouTube videos. Our Facebook group, Go Green With Moss, now has over 630 members (August 2015). Join in our mossy fun of exchanging ideas and posting interesting moss photos. Like pen pals of the past, we are forging new friendships on the Internet. I’m so happy to have finally met Moss Man, J. Paul Moore from Nashville, in person in July. Follow MossinAnnie on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for occasional posts and photographs. And don’t forget to like and subscribe to Mossin’ Annie’s YouTube channel. Mountain Moss has entered the YouTube world with our own Mossin’ Annie’s channel. With the help of Aisha Adams Media, we have started to produce videos to share. If you are into “unboxing” videos, then you might enjoy the unboxing of the book manuscript and another video on the “unboxing” and “unveiling” when I received my author’s advance copy of my book – Momentous, moss-some occasions in my life! Check out these videos and others that provide insights into various topics about moss gardening. Like and Subscribe to keep up with more videos as they are released.
ORDER Mossin' Annie's Book -- The Magical World of Moss Gardening 0I am so proud to announce that my book, The Magical World of Moss Gardening, will be officially released by Timber Press in August 2015. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about successful moss gardening methods and best species to incorporate in your designs, then you’ll find inspiration and guidance. Since book quantities are limited, please order your autographed books (soft bound version or hard cover) from our Web site NOW! Mountain Moss will begin shipping copies in just a few days and Mossin’ Annie will personally autograph your book. Mosses are a gardener’s dream. These emerald beauties thrive where nothing else grows, and they provide year-round interest in all climates. The variations in color, texture, shape, and even size will amaze you. In this inspiring guide, Annie Martin—Mossin’ Annie to her fans—covers the essentials for creating an extraordinary moss garden. With profiles of the best mosses to grow and expert advice on planting and care, you can create fascinating combinations and establish a verdant oasis to enjoy for years to come. The impressive photographs provide inspiration as you explore the green grandeur of moss gardens. The significance of unique botanical characteristics and how-to tips will help readers understand how to achieve moss gardening success. Mosses that have proven to be winners are highlighted in the identification section setting the stage for gardeners to follow the right place, right moss guidelines. Techniques for enhancing your landscape with mosses encompass planting, maintaining and troubleshooting. In addition to Mossin’ Annie’s expertise, insights from other moss gardeners across the country are included in feature profiles. Chapters include: Introduction – Moss Magic Green Grandeur – A Tour of Moss Gardens Bryophyte Basics – Botany and Natural History of Mosses Mosses for Gardeners – 25 Bryophytes to Know and Grow From Concept to Garden Plan – Designing with Mosses Planting and Propagation – Establishing Your Moss Garden Your Thriving Moss Garden – Maintenance and Troubleshooting While content covers a wide range of topics, you’ll find the tone to be informative yet imprinted with the passion of a dedicated mosser. The connection of my spirit to the world around us is woven throughout my book. The significance of responsible land stewardship and environmental benefits of mosses are stressed. Although scientific terminology is used, I’ve used my own voice and recounted stories that impart how moss gardening is magical for me. I’ll share the opening paragraph: “Every time I walk out my front door, my mosses greet me, triggering a smile in my heart. The magic of my garden engulfs my spirit, ant that internal smile instantaneously moves to my face. As I gaze at the dazzling mosaic of mosses in my garden, I feel immense joy and pride juxtaposed with calm. Throughout all the seasons, my mosses have a magnetic quality that engulfs me. Most often, I am catching a quick glimpse for an infusion of moss magic as I head into the world in my work as a moss landscape designer and moss farmer. What a divine way to start the day!” For all my friends and moss-some supporters -- Share in my joy when I first held my book. Here's the YouTube video on Mossin' Annie's YouTube channel -- The Unboxing and Unveiling of The Magical World of Moss Gardening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxMPAybyUwM&feature=youtu.be Here’s the behind-the-scenes book scoop... If you order an autographed book through Mountain Moss’ Web site, then you will be showing your direct support for all the years that I’ve spent gaining this knowledge and time spent writing this book to share what I’ve learned with other gardeners. Otherwise, I’ll receive a very small royalty -- approximately $1 – if you buy elsewhere. It’s your decision to support Mossin’ Annie, your local bookstore or Amazon. Needless to say, I’ll greatly appreciate you buying from me. Buy one for yourself. Share with friends and family, too. You’ll be delighted to see that smile appear on the face of your loved one when they open up The Magical World of Moss Gardening as a treasured birthday gift or holiday present. NOTE: All book pre-orders need to be received no later than August 10th at 10 am so that you can be guaranteed an autographed copy in the very first shipment. Your book will be shipped around August 19th.
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