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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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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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The Moss Garden in Winter

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Save my place

In my last garden I had plants that I used as ‘filler’–the thing in between the things that were going to grow together.   In general, my filler go-to was Viburnum davidii.  Most notable for its nearly clichéd use in mass-and institutional … Continue reading

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A coalescence of tumescent viridescence

It is shocking how dry the native soil in my clearing can get, and how rapidly it dries out, considering I have a Class One wetland right over there.  Early on in the Mitigation process, I asked the Planner why … Continue reading

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Oh my god, sphagnum!

The longer Mayvember hangs on, the more opportunity it presents to establish plantings in and around my clearing.  Normally, I would try to conclude all planting but vegetables and flowers by the 15th of May or so, just in time to … Continue reading

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