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Bryological and Lichenological Section/ABLS

Martin, Annie [1].

Go Green With Moss -- Innovative Moss Gardens in America.

The benefits of eco-friendly mosses as viable horticultural plants will be examined in this photographic tour of private moss gardens in western North Carolina and other select sites in the United States. The myriad of shapes, textures and shades of green of bryophytes are the focus of these moss gardens. With the popularity of the Green Movement, the year-round green appeal of moss is gaining public interest as awareness increases of their practical advantages. These gardens highlight a full range of bryophytes illustrating horticultural applications for both sun and shade exposures. Ideal for native restoration projects complemented by ferns and lichens, mosses also make excellent choices for formal gardens enhancing the seasonal colors of annuals and perennials. Beyond groundcovers, innovative and creative options for sustainable landscapes will be presented featuring bryophytes (e.g., Leucobryum, Ceratodon, Entodon, Ctenidium, Thuidium, Climacium, Atricum, Polytrichum, Bryum, Dicranum, Ditrichum and more). The green delight of mosses which continues throughout all seasons, periodically accented by brilliant hues of sporophytic displays, is the emphasis of this PowerPoint presentation that promotes the joys and advantages of moss gardening in all types of environments. “Go Green With Moss!”


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Related Links:
Mountain Moss Enterprises
Moss Garden Feature Article


1 - Blue Ridge Community College/Mountain Moss Enterprises, Horticulture Dept., 40 Holly Ridge Road, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, 28768, USA

Keywords:
eco-friendly mosses
moss gardens.

Presentation Type: Discussion Session
Session: D7
Location: Wasatch A/Cliff Lodge - Level C
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM
Number: D7002
Abstract ID:588


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