Friday, January 27, 2012

Pots Of Moss

Yay! The rain has stopped! 
This morning I went outside to look around the yard, and I noticed the moss was fresh and green from all that rain. I love moss and thought of pots of moss..yep, that's what popped into my head...Pots of Moss! Go figure!



I had a couple of small clay pots lying around under the deck, so I  scraped some moss from the yard with a metal spatula, filled the pots with potting soil, and arranged the moss on top.




I left them plain for a while, and then decided to decorate them...one with a stone, and the smaller one with twigs. I really wish I had three pots the same size, but I didn't, so I just used what I had for today.




Since I had some extra moss, I put some in one of my little cabbage demitasse cups. The little blue flowers were blooming by the deck steps, and I tucked them in the center of the moss. I don't think they'll last too long since they were cut, but I love the look, and I'll enjoy them while they last.




 I just had to try the cup under the cloche, and it really looked like Spring, even though it's still January.




The little blue flowers are Georgia Blue Speedwell.






Another scrap of moss went into a votive holder from DT.






I "sacrificed" one of my heart shaped candies for the photo. 
Do you think the "20-second-rule" applies to candy on moss? Well, just to be on the safe side, I'll toss it in the trash later.
I hope you enjoyed my pots of moss. Do you think they'll grow? 


Y'all have a great weekend. Think Spring.
Hugs,
Babs


Partying with...
The Rose Garden in Malevik for Saturday Showoff
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday



49 comments:

Sarah said...

Babs, this is a great idea! I tried growing mosses one year, but I think it's just too warm here. Perhaps I need to think about trying it in the winter. LOL
Sweet vignette with the cup under the cloche. ~ sarah

Betty Sneeringer said...

I love your pots of moss. I hope they will grow. I have some moss growing outside but not enough to do what you did.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I like the way you think...and it DOES look like Spring! wonderful photos! xo

Kelly said...

Great idea to use moss indoors like that! I'm sure I've got plenty in my yard too if I go looking. So relieved that we're going to have sunshine this weekend. Finally! I was starting to feel so blah with all the gloomy skies and bad weather for so long.

Marigene said...

I love that little teacup filled with moss!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute idea, but I have heard there may be some critters coming out of that stuff. Love the plant in the little cup and under the cloche.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I'm a moss lover myself, even to the point of painting my clay pots with buttermilk to encourage the growth ;)
The little cabbage cup and saucer is just precious !
~Jo

Nancy's Notes said...

Now that was one clever project! That little cup under the cloche is precious!

Mariette said...

Dearest Babs,

Love mosses too, we have them in certain areas in our garden. You made a very nice post out of them.
And wow, you have the Daphne odora! We used to have one, it bloomed for one year and it died... Too hot here in central Georgia. Don't know where you are located but obviously at a better area.
Love to you and thanks for the visit.

Mariette

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I Love, love, love the moss, what a creative & clever idea, hope it continues to grow, I don't see why it wouldn't....
Thanks for sharing
Cheryl

Blondie's Journal said...

Babs...these are just wonderful ways to use that moss without buying a thing. Love your creativity! I like the one under the cloche the best!! :-)

XO,
Jane

Sue said...

Our entire front lawn over at our old house is nothing but moss....when our landscaper from the new house went over to transplant some azalea bushes he was so excited about the moss being everywhere....He said to the people in CHina this is the best thing you can have...I hope when we put the house up for sale we can say we have a "rare Chinese Moss Lawn".....what do you think?

Emreen said...

Wow.. Babs... Do you have any idea how lovely this looks... I showed this to my mom.. and she is ready to hunt for moss here (because its uncommon at our place) ;-) ;-) ... !!

mississippi artist said...

I was so glad to see your post, now I know I am not crazy. I do this every year-I am always anxious for spring and I fill a huge bowl with moss for my dining table.I haven't done mine yet, it has been almost nonstop raining and muddy here. With a nice weekend coming up, I need to get to moss hunting.

Debbie said...

Beautiful idea! My favorite of all is the cabbagey cup (can't ever remember what it's called) under the cloche. That's just quaint to me.

We haven't had much rain in south GA. We've had a lot of boomers and flash but nothing very helpful. Sigh.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

There are some venues getting big bucks from selling potted moss right now :) I love how they look. All I could pot would be snow right now.

Cindy said...

So cute! I have moss growing outside inbetween our pavers but it's too cold now and it is dormant. I love that look so I will have to remember it for Spring! XO Cindy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Thanks for giving us some green! Hope for spring.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How great it is to be able to gather moss from your own backyard..Love all your moss creations!

Alycia Nichols said...

I thnk this is fabulous! I love to decorate with natural elements when possible, and this is fabulous! I don't think I've ever seen any moss growing around here anywhere, though. I might have to go into the woods about a mile from here to find some. Scary! :-) It has been dry as a bone here (39 days and counting), so no moss for us for awhile!!! Glad the rain has let up for you there! Enjoy your weekend!

Olive Cooper said...

Babs, they are beautiful and I think if you keep them moist but not too wet they will grow. I have some out side I kept alive but not terribly pretty. hugs, olive

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs I LOVE moss in pots and lucky you can go right to your backyard and get some! I LOVE LOVE the little tea cup filled with moss under your cloche, so pretty! Your votive holder looks real pretty too!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Fabulous, Babs! Love the little goodies you have added. Your photos are wonderful...so detailed! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Adorable! Love the idea! The moss will grow if kept moist! I'd be hard pressed to find moss right now with a foot of snow out there on the ground! Obviously you live somewhere much warmer than me! The little cup filled up under the moss is too sweet!

marijke said...

What a fantastic idea Babs. I love the little blue flower I have never seen it before and I think it's unknown overhere.
I wish you a lovely sunday
greetings from Holland
Marijke

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Lovely moss! I just adore the cabbage cup and saucer with the blue flower coming out of the moss...then to put it under your cloche! Too cute!
Fondly,
Pat

By Nela said...

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Hatty said...

Ohhh so pretty!!..I love your little moss arrangement..:)

Snap said...

I love moss ... so soft and GREEN (my favorite color). Delightful post!

Denise said...

Hi Babs,

This is such a GREAT idea!! I love the look of your pots of moss. :)

This is a wonderful thing for winter when not much is blooming. The moss in the teacup under the cloche is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing these pics and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Denise at Forest Manor

Sue said...

I've done this, myself, and it's both economical and pretty! As far as concern for any "critters" coming in with the moss- there would be no more than on any plant being brought in from outside. You just have to use some common sense and some observation skills. I can't wait for spring to makes its appearance- greenery at this time of year brightens our outlook. :-) Luv the sticks in the pot. Very natural...

Mary Ellen said...

Love the pretty moss in the teacup under the cloche!!! So sweet! WE don't have alot of pretty moss around here= have to buy it instead of going out your back door to find it!

Mary said...

Oh Babs...I ADORE your moss pots~ especially the sweet, little green flowering cup under your cloche! We are in the FULL sun here with very little shade to enjoy but I may be searching for & digging up some at my MIL's house!

P.S. I think your moss is clean :)

Leslie's Garden said...

I've always gone and dug up the moss to decorate clay pots during the winter, but I never thought about putting it in something pretty. I have just the thing and will be gathering me some more moss today! What a creative eye you have!

Daffodil Hill said...

Oh so pretty!

The Tablescaper said...

Ohhh....I love all of this! What a great idea to scoop up some of that moss. I love your creations. Just wonderful.

So happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Diann said...

All of your pots of moss look beautiful Babs! The cloche vignette is so pretty!

Suzy said...

I'm so glad you posted about this! I adore moss and was just wondering if I could get some to live inside. I passed a patch of wonderfully, thick, lush moss as I was driving down the road yesterday and was itching to dig some up! Great minds must think alike! ;0)

Pat said...

This is wonderful Babs. We have very little moss in our yard. I don't think I could find enough to cover a teacup.
Beautiful post!

lulumusing said...

Little pots of moss seem to be very in right now, and yours are terrific.

for the love of a house said...

oh gosh, I hope they grow... they are gorgeous! I spotted some moss just the other day, so I'm going to copy you! I love every single photo, but the little teacup with the blue flower under the cloche... be still my heart! Yes, Spring is right around the corner!!
xojoan

p.s. did you hear Dan and I laughing at your comment?! too funny!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Babs, This is such a pretty way to bring the outdoors inside. I especially love the cute cloche.
xo, Sherry

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Babs, this is such a fresh and pretty post. I love the cloche vignette. Lovely!

Happy Monday,
Barb

Leslie's Garden said...

Hi Babs! Thanks for your really kind comments. I taught myself to embroider a few years ago. Then I found a very talented lady and I took a couple of online classes from her. My sampler will be added to all the others, I have about 8 now, for me to refer to when I'm doing my quilt, get ideas and such. I also practice a stitch to get the feel for it on the sampler. thanks so much for stopping by and always leaving such encouraging comments!

momto8 said...

I never thought of a moss plant...beautiful color in the winter!

Jo's This and That said...

How sweet! Great idea to bring it in, Thanks for sharing,Joann

Designs on 47th Street said...

Babs, I LOVE this look!! Of course I don't have any growing moss in the midwest right now but I could try it in the summer. Please let us know if it grows. I love your pot under the cloche!!
Donna

Donna said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm going to go look outside to see what I can find.