She explains that since mosses have no roots, you can just gently dig or pick them right up and replace them on top of soil in a pot. She puts a layer of pebbles at the bottom of the container for drainage, then fills the rest with potting soil. She says it all gets returned to the outdoors when the season is over.
I really like the look of these mossy planters, so I created one for myself. I wasn't sure where I was going to find the moss, but as soon as I started looking I spotted plenty of it. I found it growing along the side of the road, and under bushes on the shady side of our house. I soon realized there were many different varieties depending on where I looked.
Just as Martha said, these little emerald green balls of moss came right up off the ground, no roots at all.
I got a pretty green pot with a crackled glaze from the thrift store, and dug some dirt for the base. Then I just arranged my moss and mini ferns around it, tucking them in.
I'm really happy with it, I think I'm going to look for other interesting shallow but wide mouth containers and make more.
How about you, love or hate?