If someone had said to me in the fall of 2010, “These next two winters are going to be miserably cold, wet, and long. You should totally get out there and garden like crazy almost every day!’ I’d have been all like, ‘Nah, forget it. Yo, Homes, to Bel-Air!’ Like most people, I like to be outdoors when it is pleasant. Still, if I had been a soothsayer and thrown runes and divined a chicken or said some other sort of sooth, I could not have foreseen a better time to begin a moss garden.
It has been dry for about five weeks now, which has forced me to water very frequently for the benefit of the six hundred or so vascular plants in my enhanced Mitigation plantings; the mosses appreciate it also. They are at their most photogenic, I think, in the filtered morning sunlight. I took all the photos the morning of August 10, just slightly past the midpoint of Summer.