An Ode to Moss..


I love Moss. 
Some spend hours raking it out of their yard.  Some spend money on herbicides to prevent it.  A sin I say.
I love it. 


My yard is full of moss.


The ground is covered in it.
What better place to lay your picnic blanket than a bed of moss.


My trees wear moss like a winter accoutrement.





How can you not welcome these happy tufts into your yard?

25 comments:

Erin Wallace said...

I am in love with moss, too. At one time, I wanted to plant my side yard in moss (it stays pretty wet there) but never got to it. Imagine a yard full of greens, ochers, rusts. It would be so beautiful!

Grace said...

I agree. I feel that way about clover as well. Why get rid of them from the lawn? I especially love reindeer moss, although I only see that at the cottage, not in our lawn.

Gigi said...

I completely agree! Why anyone gets rid of it I'll never understand. These photos are gorgeous! xo

DustyLu said...

I love moss..its stunning and simple..so clean..Your pic are beautiful..Ever use Mood Moss? ~lulu

Tom Stephenson said...

I agree, Heather. A good lawn has to be 50% moss. Like you, I can't understand why people try to eradicate it.

Kristen said...

I too, am a lover of moss. I wish I had more in my yard. Thank you.
Kristen

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love how moss looks too...and think I'll be adding tufts of it in our granite wall this year.

Julie said...

So glad I found your beautiful blog this morning, Heather!

I love moss too--so lovely, humble & soothing...it doesn't scream for your attention...it's just there being pretty.

I'll be back often to see what's going on in your beautiful world--GORGEOUS bathroom, by the way--I think that shade of blue may be my favorite ever--just heavenly!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

koralee said...

I am so with you...moss is lovely...my sweet husband tries to eliminate it every Spring..but has given up. Our lawn is one big mossy soft bed of sweetness..I adore it! Our trees are covered...one of the best thing about living here I would say...the Moss! You can tell I am an Okanagan girl..never had this lovely green heavenly moss when I was growing up....so I am getting my fill now. Love your images today. xoxoox

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

We have it all over! I adore it.
No better shade of green.

mimi charmante said...

I am happy with my moss because, without it, I would have no green in one of our yards. It looks just fine from a distance, so who am I to complain? :)
xx

Vintage Simple said...

Oh, I love moss. And yours looks so perfectly luscious, too. I may have a little bit of moss envy, in fact. I just want to reach across the screen and touch it...

Happy Sunday, dear!

xoox,
-maria

flwrjane said...

The moss bedecked trees are beautiful. As are your photos. They do look embraceable.

AK-Magnolia House said...

The perfect "between the stepping stone's" ground cover!! Love your pics! Well done.
AK.

Jeanneoli said...

I miss green so much right now that I think your moss if gorgeous:-)

Verandah House said...

love it between rocks especially in your photos

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I love it. I adore the way it smells.

LuliBags said...

I love it too, wonderful photos.

Barbara said...

Absolutely right, Heather! And I put it all around my orchid plants too!

AnnaVallance said...

Yes, we are also lucky to have moss growing in our yard.

Beach Vintage said...

I think because its so darn soft, its hard to think of it as a weed or anything. I love the feel of it on my fingertips.

Colleen said...

....Thanks Heather!...We have a moss loving yard !.....We have been known to plant some types!....Thanks for saying its ok!......CS

A Refocused Life said...

I love moss mingled in the stones and bricks of my sidewalk in my backyard. I encourage moss to grown on clay pots, cement planters, and on statuary in my garden by brushing them with yogurt in the spring...I love the aged, patina it gives them.

Catherine said...

You are so lucky having all that beautiful moss in your yard! I love the feel and the look of it. I've tried to grow it a few times but our dry Saskatchewan weather will just not cooperate. :(

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

Oh ho I agree with you!!! I love moss as well... my yard is full of it, the softness under bare feet is unbeliavble! And... I love moss in my decor... so everywhere you look in my home, there is a little tuft of moss here, and there!!! ;)