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I feel like Alice.  My world has become very, very small.



mini gardens

small is beautiful


large moss terrarium

This garden, so far, has been the largest.  It  measures  around 20 inches tall.  



I will be creating a lovely, yet surreal,  installation at one of my most favorite places,  Flutter,  on Mississippi Ave.


Okay-  I had a lot of fun making my first moss garden. I wanted to make another to give as a birthday gift to my friend Kathy, and thought it would be a chance to post a tutorial.  So, lets make it happen.


moss garden for Kath


Kath’s birthday garden.





What you’ll need:

Top: gravel, clean glass jar w/ lid,decorative elements.

Bottom: horticultural charcoal, potting soil,

long tweezers/tongs/scissors, spoon, & moss.

I harvested moss from my yard.  (Be considerate.

Don’t remove moss from the forest, or parks.)


1. Add gravel to bottom of  clean, dry jar.



2.  Sprinkle a thin layer of charcoal.


potting soil

3. Add potting soil over charcoal, 1/2 an inch or so.


light spray of water

4. Mist soil with water.


add moss

5. Gently press moss into place.  

decorative elements

6. Add decorative elements, here I’ve used colored

floral marbles and an agate I found at the coast.


almost finished

7. Water *, and add lid.   Place in a nice light spot.




*Limit watering, the humidity created when the lid is added will keep it moist for quite awhile.  If it looks dry, only add a small amount- not to exceed 1/4 “





moss garden
moss garden


moss garden
moss garden