Terracotta Moss Garden

April 25th, 2009 in member junk     
cmarlow41 cmarlow41, member
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I had a great terracotta container that almost didnt survive the winter but decided to give it new life as a recycled moss garden.
Strategically placed some moss that I pulled up from my yard. As youll see in a later photo, stones and plants will fill in the spaces between. The moss will also continue to grow once it settles and becomes happy again.
Planted the ivies and ferns. Im fortunate to have a very large shade garden full of this stuff. Im always yanking it out and stuffing it in every nook and cranny.
My completed container ready for the table. As the ivy grows, Ill make it into a topiary form.
Moss, ivy, ferns, and stones in a recycled terracotta pedestal container. I also love making polyclay mushrooms and popping them in everywhere.
I had a great terracotta container that almost didnt survive the winter but decided to give it new life as a recycled moss garden.

I had a great terracotta container that almost didn't survive the winter but decided to give it new life as a recycled moss garden.

Photo: Cindy Marlow

A 'recycled' terracotta pedestal container gains new life as a moss garden.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Cindy Marlow
posted in: member junk, tabletop, container, centerpiece, vase, garden, outdoor spaces, sunroom

Comments (8)

suewhitney writes: Very cool! Thanks for getting us all in the mood for spring!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 2:01 pm on April 27th
CottageElements writes: Gets me into a spring mood. I love how the garden look is really hot in decorating right now! Looks great!

Lani Posted: 11:56 pm on April 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Low maintenance AND pretty. Gotta lot it!

Thanks for sharing!
Candy Posted: 5:35 pm on April 26th
grannijo writes: I have moss in my yard...might just have to try to grow some......love stones and rocks ...thanks for the idea! ...sharon Posted: 8:27 am on April 26th
oldnews writes: Very pretty! Love spring when everything comes alive again! Thanks for sharing! Marie Posted: 10:05 pm on April 25th
alicemom writes: That looks so good. I like that you re-upped it all.
It is a wonderful center piece now & when it grows up will be even better.
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 8:33 pm on April 25th
junkermidge writes: What a nice way to save the terra cotta pot. The moss garden is beautiful! And your clay mushroom is adorable.
Midge Posted: 7:52 pm on April 25th
monakent writes: What a neat way to display the moss, fern and stones. Makes me want Spring to hurry up even more, here in WI. I like the finished look and can only guess how it will look once the ivy starts to "take over." I hope you plan on letting us see your work, as it gets further along. Great piece! gailmarie, bfa Posted: 6:16 pm on April 25th
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