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Moss in the Media

What an honor to be featured in Mother Earth News magazine's October 2022 issue.  I remember when this magazine was born and first published in nearby Hendersonville, NC. It’s a dream come true for me. Special THANKS to Tom Oder for his excellent wordsmith skills. My life as a mosser continues to be really good. – Mossin’ Annie

Mossin’ Annie: How Does Moss Grow? Rescuing one of the plant world’s most obscure groups drives the spirit of a Southern Appalachian folk hero.

From The Transylvania Times to The New York Times, Mountain Moss has been in the news lately. And, that's not all… our moss business was featured in an Associated Press article and distributed to media all around the country. The Wild Ones Journal (Fall 2016) featured Mossin' Annie's "Rhodobryum in the Snow" photo on the front cover and two moss gardening articles.

After years of hard work in all my mossin' endeavors, this media coverage has been exciting and very much appreciated. Promoting advantages of mosses is key in our educational outreach.

While it might seem that national media would rank over local news, I have to admit that the support and interest of The Transylvania Times, our bi-weekly newspaper in Brevard fondly called the T-Times, means the most to me. It has taken a village to help me grow my business and follow my dreams. It has been the encouragement of my friends, supporters and business advisors in my community, which has kept me going… continuing to move forward to achieve goals and mossy dreams.

In addition to traditional media, Mountain Moss has a presence in social media. Become part of Mossin’ Annie’s international moss village on the Facebook group, Go Green With Moss. You can follow @MossinAnnie on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

With our new option for Q & A on Qutee -- Ask Mossin Annie, DIY moss gardeners will find answers to FAQs and even better, you’ll be able to search particular topics (i.e., Weed control, watering, choosing species, etc.) We encourage you to join in discussions and share your own successes and challenges.

With a background in broadcast television (mainly behind the scenes), Mossin’ Annie has her own YouTube channel. We hope you will LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to Mossin’ Annie’s YouTube Channel. To tempt you into visiting YouTube, here’s a taste of what you might find. The hammered dulcimer music by Jerry Read Smith reflects my mountain roots and joyful spirit in my moss gardens. Enjoy!







Mountain Moss in the Media

Note: Links provided below to media coverage about Mountain Moss. If no link, article only available in print or link is no longer active.


Magazines and Newspapers

Asheville Citizen-Times, August 27, 2015


Asheville Citizen-Times, Photo of Mossin' Annie on Front Page! June 25, 2010. 


Bold Life, March 2016


Carolina Country, October 2012


Carolina Country, August 2010


Carolina Home and Garden, April 24, 2016


Carolina Home and Garden, Winter 2015


Carolina Home and Garden Magazine, Issue 2010


Carolina Home and Garden Magazine, Holiday issue 2008


The Financial Times (UK), November 27, 2015


Gardenista, December 1, 2015


Hendersonville Times-News, March 9, 2010


Hendersonville Times-News, September 29, 2008


Laurel of Asheville, July 2016


Modern Farmer, April 2014


Mother Earth News, October 2022


Mountain Xpress, September 2, 2015


New Life Journal, October and November 2008


New York Times, April 4, 2014


Our State (NC’s official magazine), July 2013


Plain Dealer, April 8, 2009


Plough to Pantry, July 26, 2016


Seattle Times, October 14, 2015


Smoky Mountain Living, February 2016


Southern Living, December 2016


Transylvania Times, August 31, 2015


Transylvania Times, October 26, 2015


Transylvania Times, Lawn and Garden Time Supplement, Front Cover photo, March 27, 2014 


Transylvania Times, February 15, 2010 


Transylvania Times, May 29, 2008


UNC-Charlotte Alumni Magazine, 1st Quarter 2016


Wild Ones Journal, November/December 2016


WNC Green Building Directory, 2013


WNC Magazine, June 2011


Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts – Lawncare by Kathy Connelly


Bryological Times, Summer 2010


Ecological Landscape Alliance, Mossin’ Annie’s 1st Webinar, December 8, 2016


Ecological Landscape Alliance Book Review, December 15, 2015


Ecological Landscape Alliance, June 20, 2014


Fix-It Home Improvement Podcast with Jacy Elsesser, April 4, 2016


Native Plant Podcast with Jesse Turner, Mike Berkley and John Magee, October 11, 2016 – Kathy Connelly Blog, November 12, 2015


Radio, TV

Ashevillefm, Living Well with Dr. Bob Hanna, Radio Show, November 9, 2015


WHTK, The Garden Lady with C.L. Fornari, Radio Show, April 5, 2016


WHYY, You Bet Your Garden with Mike McGrath, Radio Show, March 2016


WLOS-TV, Never Stop Learning with Tammy Watford, News Segment, October 2015


WLOS-TV, Craft Corner with Victoria Dunkle -- 13 different segments, 2009-2012


WLOS-TV, News with Jon Lee, 2009