In the NEWS 0With the release of Mossin' Annie's book, The Magical World of Moss Gardening (Timber Press, August 2015), Mountain Moss has been in the news lately. My hometown newspaper, The Asheville Citizen-Times...
MOSS-apalooza -- September 5, 2015 0MOSS-apalooza -- The Grand Opening of Mossin’ Annie’s new Mossery and Book Release Party will be held on Saturday, September 5th from 2-5 pm! We're gonna have a fun time!
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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.
Mossin' Annie's New Mossery 0Mountain 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! 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. 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. 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… Have 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. We 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).
For a Mossery appointment or to rsvp for MOSS-apalooza and obtain directions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.