Friday, December 2, 2011

Indoor Moss Garden

I like living plants on my table. Maybe it's from bringing tender plants in for winter for years? Moss is so tiny and yet speaks of huge woodland floors and mountain rocks. Those things I can't bring inside so I bring in what represents it ... in miniature.

My little Christmas cactus needed dividing and I put one in a fruit or dessert pedestal goblet. A mound of potting soil on top (make it high like one scoop of ice cream) and the moss was cut in a circle, then cut to the center so I could wrap it around the plant like you would wrap a Christmas tree skirt around a tree.

Wouldn't these be cute on every placesetting? You can see the little fir tree needles lying in the moss. All these little details I think are charming. The dessert goblets are from a thrift shop. Cost was seventy-one cents each. I have found many uses for them.

Soft browns are pretty in the winter. The seed heads on the right are from a beautiful blue perennial aster. I want to keep them and germinate them. In mass they are a gorgeous sight blooming.

Has anyone else been out gathering like a bird and then rearranging it in your little cottage nest?

I am linking up with these friends:

Fridays Unfolded

Common Ground

Frugal Friday

The Picket Fence


Kateri said...

Very pretty. I love moss, but hadn't thought to bring it inside--what a good idea to use it around a a small plant.

Diana said...

I love your use of woodland treasures. Having nature surround us in all her beauty is"a good thing" Martha would say.