Live Moss Project Moss Transplant and Blue Birds

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I often use artificial moss and grass in my craft projects but this time I am doing a Live Moss Project Moss Transplant.

At the bottom of the mountain where we walk for exercise, I saw this beautiful bright green moss growing on a retaining wall.  Using a plastic bag I harvested some of the healthy looking moss. I had no idea how to transplant it.

Youtube had several videos, I took the information that I could use and set about my project.

Live Moss Project Moss Transplant

Live Moss Project Moss Transplant and Blue Birds

One video suggested soaking the moss in water with a sprinkle or two of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide was to make more oxygen in the water. I soaked my collection of moss for several hours.


Live Moss Project Moss Transplant and Blue Birds soaked mossThe drained moss

This bird feeder is years old but never used, I am so glad that it was not given away in any of our house shifts.

Live Moss Project and Blue Birds

Live Moss Project and Blue Birds unpainted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Moss Project Moss Transplant and Blue Birds painting

Painting the blue birds

After wetting the bottom of the feeder the wet grass was spread out.

I am quite pleased with how the painted birds and the moss look.

Live Moss Project Moss Transplant and Blue Birds finished

The moss is on the balcony where it does get a little of the morning sun. If the moss starts to yellow it may have to be shifted into more shade. The moss transplant is three weeks old and it requires water every day to keep it green and to stop the pieces of moss from shrinking.

I learned on Youtube that moss does not have roots that is why it will grow without soil.

Enjoy my live moss project and any tips to keep the moss healthy would be appreciated. I am not known for having a green thumb so any help – great 🙂

 

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