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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Arbor Project: Scotch Moss (Sneak Peek 2)
Better Homes and Gardens 48 Hour Blog Challenge. Today's look is just one of the elements in my planting scheme. I've had a fondness for Scotch Moss (Sagina subulata) for a while but never really had a place for it, until now! I managed to divide the four clumps that I bought into 8 smaller clumps that would be a perfect fit for some of the gaps in my stone borders. The stones are square and have been adjusted to curve which means they have left small pie shaped gaps between them. These are perfect spots for Scotch moss to inhabit. I packed a little of the native clay soil into the cracks first then pressed the clumps into the gaps. Scotch moss is great between stepping stones and handles foot traffic pretty well.
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Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt and Lowe's and is available for edible garden consulting. Dave gardens organically and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.