Friday, June 17, 2011

Gathering Moss...

I was in need of some.

A walk deep into the woodland

yielded the shady tree dweller

that I was seeking.

This bit of mossyness was

out of my reach.

Aaahhh! Here is a perfect endower!

I gather my necessary portion...

...with the help of my companion.
Now, with my coffers filled,
we return to assemble my conception.

I had a tiered wire basket (and a footed rectangular one)
that cried out for some flowers.
I obliged!

I lined the baskets with the moss...

added some rich loamy soil mix...

some sweet shade loving Impatiens...

tucking the moss lined tiers full to overflowing
of the cheery blooms.

(An amazing Agate egg found alongside the tree

while collecting the moss. We live in an area named

Agate! I just had to gather this egg!)

Ready to greet all who visit us at

Cove Cottage!



Cindy at My Romantic Home


Ciela at The House in the Roses



Amy at Homestead Revival



Simply Heart And Home said...


What a lovely walk in the woods! Your flowers look so pretty. Great job!


Nadine said...


We have plenty of moss in our side yard to harvest! :) I used some for my homemade upside down tomato planter I recently made! :)


Life In a Little House said...

Oh that is beautiful it came out so lovely ooohhhh ahhhhhh.....How wonderful to have moss growing like that we are so dry here we do not have that ~Great pictures ~Love Heather

Bella said...

Your mossy baskets are lovely! I love the combo of moss and flowers:-))

Camille said...

How very beautiful Raeann! You did a lovely job of welcoming and cheery! :)


Necessary Inspiration said...

Your baskets are beautiful...You've inspired me to look for moss in the woods behind my house. Linda

Journey11 said...

Oh, I just love this idea! I have some old wire milk delivery baskets I found on my grandpa's farm. They would be perfect for this. I just hope I can find enough moss to fill them! Thanks for sharing this. :)

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh pretty, we are not lacking in moss, in this part of the world. I feel surrounded by it ;-) xoxo Clarice

JudyBug said...

Love the moss! Gorgeous pics!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

No moss like that around here:( We have some itty bitty spots of moss in the shady areas under the pines, but that's it....
I love the idea, tho...the flowers are beautiful!

Pamela said...

So very pretty!

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

What a wonderful thing, to have your own "moss factory" so close at hand. The agate egg is a true treasure, too.



Thistle Cove Farm said...

Ohhhhhh, that is beautiful! Now I know why people are raiding the mountains for moss.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Not you, I didn't mean YOU...drats, I don't even have to leave the room to get into trouble.
I was visiting Aunt Esther this past weekend and someone went by with a Loaded truck and trailer with sacks and sacks. I thought it was trash and asked my cousin but he said it was moss. We couldn't imagine why but now I know...thank you!