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Mosses are a gardener's dream. These emerald beauties thrive where nothing else grows, and they provide year-round interest in all climates. Deer-resistant and immune to typical garden insects and diseases, mosses offer erosion control and help prevent water run-off. Try placing these magical plants between rocks, along pathways, or even as a lawn for a velvety green backdrop. The variations in color, texture, shape, and even size will amaze you.
In this inspiring guide, Annie Martin – Mossin' Annie to her fans – covers the essentials for creating an extraordinary moss garden. With profiles of the best mosses to grow and expert tips on planting and care, you can create fascinating combinations and establish a verdant oasis to enjoy for years to come.
Fascinated with mosses since childhood, Annie Martin has earned her reputation as an expert through years of personal research and experimentation with moss gardening methods. Owner of Mountain Moss Enterprises, Mossin’ Annie wears many moss hats: plant rescuer, farmer, landscaper, lecturer, educator, and now, author. Born and raised in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, she passionately advocates the advantages of eco-friendly mosses by imparting how-to knowledge from a practical point of view.
"In her new book, Martin offers a realistic path to success with this plan, the 'other' green ground cover [...] Whether you're a newcomer or a (somewhat) experienced grower who wants a successful moss landscape, the book offers insights and options to help you reach your goal."
"The bible for mossers."
– Asheville Citizen-Times