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Moss Gardening Book -- SUCCESS!

Moss Gardening Book -- SUCCESS! 0

THANKS to each of you who has bought my book, The Magical World of Moss Gardening. It all started here in my own moss garden. Soft cover versions are now in the 3rd printing. Hard cover books are already out of print (although I have some saved for my customers). I’m excited that I’ve finally received my first royalty check from Timber Press. I celebrated this momentous occasion with my best mossin' buddy, Leila, my dearest brother, Dale, and my precious mother, Rachel.

If you don’t have your book yet or want to get another one to share with a friend… and you want to show your appreciation and direct support of my mossy endeavors, then please place your book order for an autographed copy through my Web site. If you have found my book helpful, please take the time to provide a book review. I’m encouraging comments be posted on Qutee -- ?Moss Gardening Book. For those of you who have bought books through Amazon, a 5-star review will be greatly appreciated.

Web Site Updates

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Mountain Moss is pleased to announce that our Web site has been revamped and updated. Our online Moss Shop now provides easier checkout. We’ve expanded our moss product offerings and added new moss species to our exclusive selection.

Mountain Moss ships trays and moss mats across the country and we appreciate all the professional landscapers, DIY gardeners, Bonsai designers and terrarium enthusiasts who choose our live, thriving moss colonies for your projects. Even if you can’t come visit our Mossery in person, look for online deals that coincide with Moss Monday Deal of the Day!

Moss Mondays at Mossery 0

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Mountain Moss is pleased to announce that our production Mossery (moss nursery) will be open to the public this summer on Monday afternoons. If you want to shop for mosses, come visit on a Monday between 1-5 pm! We have an exclusive selection of shade and sun species available in container trays (1.25 sq ft) or mats (36 sq ft) that roll out like a green carpet...

Moss Landscaping Services 0

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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!   MountainMoss_Moss4Day47_MegaMossGardenSnowMountainMoss_Moss4Day48_MegaMossGardens_MadisonGAMountainMoss_MadisonYearLater_0001_WEB Another major cool project now in the works is the Ira B. Jones Elementary School Alumni Moss Garden in Asheville, NC. VickiIraBJonesSIGNFriendsVicDiAnn_WEB 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.IraBJonesDONATIONS_WEB   MardyVickiAnnie_01_WEB  

 

 

A shout out for DIY moss gardener, Dick Shullman in Connestee Falls near Brevard, NC. DIYMossGarden_WEBOne 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.

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Mossin' Annie's New Mossery 0

MountainMoss_Mossery_0001_WEBMountain Moss has a new Mossery which is located in a shady grove of mature pine trees in Brevard, NC.           The expanse of green appeal is moss-some! mossapalooza_WEB If you live nearby, we invite you to come to MOSS-apalooza – The Grand Opening of my Mossery and Book Release Party on Saturday, September 5th from 2 – 5 pm. You can stroll along paths or sit a spell to soak in all the beauty. At 2:30, expect a bit of speechifying about my book, The Magical World of Moss Gardening, and of course, I'll be happy to sign your book. You might find moss fairies flitting around this green oasis. If you are a moss DIYer, this is your opportunity to buy some cool mosses for your projects.       MountainMoss_AnnieTractorIvy_WEB In 2015, we’ve tackled the enormous task of moving our Mossery and all of our moss cultivation operations to a convenient location near downtown. After clearing tons of English ivy in preparation (a challenging and laborious task captured on YouTube video), we have about 5000 sq ft of shade and sun moss species in production – container trays for DIY projects, moss mats that roll out like emerald carpets. MountainMoss_Mossery_MossCarpet_WEB   MountainMoss_NewMossery_004_WEB It’s a beautiful setting for a Mossery and only a couple of miles from home. My moss assistants and I get to enjoy cardinals, robins, doves, and even a crow (that we’ve named Royce) flitting all around and serenading us while we work. We can get into the swing of daily production duties to the beat of an incredible drummer, Jeff Sipe, whose studio is nearby. To our delight, we have three white squirrels and their gray brothers and sisters frolicking around. Occasionally, an Eastern box turtle wanders through. Sounds enchanting? Well, these pesky critters and birds create challenges for our cultivation efforts. We’ve resorted to using greenhouse-type shade screens over trays and mats to avoid devoting time to incessant repairs. The realities of being a moss farmer… PaulMooreMossLawn_WEBHave you been craving mosses for your home or business? Maybe it’s time to expand your moss footprint in your landscape. Autumn and even winter are ideal seasons to plant mosses. Transform your grass lawn into a moss carpet or create a small moss focal feature with live mosses available at our new Mossery or through our online Moss Shop. Shipped live and fresh, home gardeners and landscapers can select from a variety of mosses including familiar choices as well as exclusive specialty species. MountainMoss_JeffFletcherWe will continue to schedule special appointments for interested moss shoppers. In the near future, Mountain Moss will offer designated moss shopping days as well as a series of hands-on moss gardening classes/workshops at our new Mossery. I’ll keep you posted with details in the next newsletter. In the meantime, please realize that the Mossery is a production facility and therefore, it is NOT open to the general public on a regular basis.  Thanks to Jeffrey Fletcher, innovative photographer, and his daughter, for being our very first “by appointment only” customers (http://jeffreymfletcher.com). We’ve had some other distinguished visitors as well – Dr. Larry Mellichamp from Charlotte, NC (author, Native Plants of the Southeast, Timber Press, 2014); a group of student researchers from South Korea funded by LG Global Challenge; and J. Paul Moore, aka “Moss Man” and superb photographer from Nashville, TN (jpaulmoorephoto.com).   MountainMoss_LMellinchamp_WEBMountainMoss_SKoreanGroup_02_WEB  MountainMoss_PaulMooreVisit

 For a Mossery appointment or to rsvp for MOSS-apalooza and obtain directions, please contact: mossinannie@gmail.com.

Y'all come!