Moss

Many people seem to hate moss. I don't get it. In late winter when most of the landscape is grey, brown and gloomy, moss is one of the only green things; unless, of course, you garden like me and realize the special advantage of having some conifers or broadleaf evergreens around. The variously green species of moss, which so many despise, is found growing on bark, wood, soil, rock, in both moist and xeric locations, in pristine habitat and also in very disturbed sites. Of course, what species are found depends on the habitat, since (just like with flowering plants) there are both conservative and weedy mosses. FYI there are about 350 moss species found in Indiana and Illinois. What I

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.

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