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Definition of moss

Categorized under "General"

Definition as written by talinum:

A large group of primitive non-flowering plants which normallly grow on moist soil or rocks. Most are very diminutive, some are ocasionally cultivated as ground cover, for example in Japanese gardens.

Definition as written by Terry:

Moss is often equated with age - the older a tree or yard ornament is, the mossier it might be. Gardeners who want to give a bird bath or other ornament an aged look can speed up the process of growing moss by thinning buttermilk or yogurt with water and adding bit of moss.

Blend the moss, and equal parts buttermilk (or yogurt) and water together in a blender, and spread on the structure with a paintbrush. Keep the area moist until the moss takes hold and begins to spread.

The bacteria in this medium will help the existing moss spread relatively quickly, as well as serve to attract moss spores in the atmosphere

Other recipes call for the addition of a few ounces of potter's clay (available and art and craft supply stores) to help the mixture adhere better to the surface you want to encourage the moss to grow on.

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