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
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂