The moss expanded and contracted as it alternated between warm and cold, moist and dry. Eventually, the blanket of moss broke apart and the wind took off a big chunk. My moss transplant has totally failed. Granted, I did transplant the moss in December - so it's not like the moss was actually growing or clinging to the rock. It was essentially a big green pad that I pressed onto the rock. It just had to fall off one day.
|There was a time when I was super optimistic about my moss transplant... but that time has passed.|
Will I try it again now that the weather is warmer? I'm not sure, I might try to use the moss lower to the ground where it gets morning dew. Read more about my moss rock attempt here, and check out the inevitable conclusion below...
|Moss rock in Spring looking pretty tragic|
|I came home on a particularly windy day to find this|
|I decided to scrub the rock clean for a fresh start. Maybe I'll try moss again in warmer months, or maybe I'll just plant little rock garden accent plants around them.|