Tag Archives: Moss garden

This has been a story, and I have been the hero of it

A decade or so ago, my wife said to me: you should have a blog. Blogging was becoming popular, and ‘new media,’ and its practitioners, were darlings of “old” media; some bloggers had book deals, even movies. I laughed and … Continue reading

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The Moss Garden at Mid-Mitigation

We have been on this property for two and a half years–exactly halfway through the five-year Mitigation Period–and I began my ‘Do Over’ in the clearing in February of 2011.   Because of the naturally occurring native mosses here and there, … Continue reading

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Lessons Were Learned, and…HEY! Wait a minute!

My little quadrant of this sphere is slowly tilting back toward the sun, and there is now enough demi-daylight (and if my wife is reading this: I went to high school with Demi Daylight!) when I get home from work … Continue reading

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A Theme Emerges

The interior of my home feels like it is covered in a light film of percussively distributed sputum. Is it phlegm-uary already? Most of our Christmas decorations are piled on the dining room table, save for the Christmas tree, left … Continue reading

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The Moss Garden at Midsummer

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 … Continue reading

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Be very, very quiet…

Shhh.  My moss is sleeping.  Or dormant.  Or semi-dormant.  I don’t know.  Who could rest with all the racket made by that bracken fern growing?  And the truth is, I really don’t know what my moss is doing.  It has … Continue reading

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The Moss Garden in Spring

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