Growing surface moss


#1

Does somebody have any good techniques for growing surface moss?

Jonas has a nice article on collecting moss from public spaces and piecing it together on surfaces here: https://bonsaitonight.com/2010/02/16/moss-technique/

Michael Hagedorn also has a short tutorial on growing sphagnum moss: https://crataegus.com/2012/07/05/the-moss-myth/

and Bonsai outlet has a very short tutorial: http://www.bonsaioutlet.com/bonsai-articles/few-things-accompany-a-bonsai-better-than-moss/

Are there any good methods for growing moss from spore in Northern California? Or are there mosses that are already growing available for purchase from a nursery? There is not much moss on the ground near where I live to collect.


(clive bennett) #2

Live in England, it has been wet here all this year when not raining it has been foggy. moss all over soil, and running up the bonsai trunks it is a headache trying to get rid of it