MOSS ROCKS! Unearthed. How Moss Rocks! came to be….
Designed by David Spain, co-owner of Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks! is a frost resistant container garden, zen garden, and moss garden all rolled into one neat package to accent your home or office, from your deck to your desk.
Moss Rocks! is a home decor item using a specialized ceramic container, with a patent pending design to maintain and display Dicranum mosses. The use of Dicranum moss makes this gift item uniquely suited for low maintenance care, indoors and out.
Moss Rocks! are pre-planted and shipped ready for sale. The patent pending design allows the container to be inverted without worry of the moss dislodging from the container, lessening concerns during shipping. Dicranum moss can also be stored in a box without water or sunlight for extended periods of time, with no detriment to the plant.
Never before has a living moss product, with a suitable container, designed solely for sustaining and displaying such a beautiful species of moss, been developed and available for easy care and transport. ~David Spain
For more than twelve years, co-owners David Spain and Ken Gergle of Moss and Stone Gardens and The Moss Farm have been designing shade, water, and moss gardens.
As passionate moss experts, they have established themselves as a pioneers in moss cultivation, working is to educate gardeners of the perils of wild harvesting of mosses and to, instead, help them develop sustainable propagation techniques.
Although each has experience prior to joining their efforts, their focus as a team has been on hardscaping, shade gardening, water features and, of course, moss. Their inspired landscapes have filled a niche in shade gardens.
The secret to their success has been careful study of a property’s potential and limitations, working with the existing landscape and developing it’s potential.
Working with native, shade tolerant plants, drought resistant species, and moss, all go hand in hand as they paint landscapes with vibrant colors and textures.
Stone pathways, retaining walls and accent rocks come together to define or highlight the gardens vistas and resources. Water brings movement, sound, and moisture to areas enhanced by those attributes.
One of the key elements Ken and David bring to their projects, is an artistic background in photography and painting. With their understanding of the principles in design and nature, their creations seem to be born in the places they develop. With attention to the smallest details, each garden is woven together to create a chorus of relaxing tones.
One of the few companies in the south using mosses as a medium, Moss and Stone Gardens brings the understanding needed to promote and nurture the bryophytes into evergreen mosaics that offer what no other plant can.
Moss and Gardens landscape designs have been photographed by Southern Living and Country Gardens magazines and are being featured in an episode on Growing a Greener World which airs nationally on PBS November 3rd, 2012.
Moss and Stone Gardens also produces and sells unique creations combining natural and man-made elements into living sculptures. Their one of a kind works of art explore the limits of bryophyte ecosystems and their sustainability.
David Spain bio
David is an artist whose medium is moss.An avid naturalist and trained artist, David has combined his passions with his business savvy. Through his business, Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks. David designs and installs everything from serene large-scale moss-scapes in the yard to magical tabletop gardens. An educator of “mossology” David is quick to inform and charm you, on all things moss.
Order your Moss Rocks! online today. Moss is grand. Moss is green. Moss is good. Make the most of it; order Moss Rocks! today.
By: Helen Yoest
Unless otherwise noted, all photo are credited to Ken Gergle.