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Merry Mossy Christmoss – Moss Rocks! give-away

From our first post to our latest, with magazine coverage to newspaper blogs featuring Moss Rocks!, we have confirmed what we already knew, moss matters.  From Martha to Grumpy and P. Allen Smith too, moss moves people.

The trend towards moss brought many peeps curious about moss to our site.  Millions of peeps.  Our readers are learning about moss through our educational pieces, you know, making sure our readers know their acrocarp from their pleurocarp and the basics of Mossology.    Finally, moss is trending after all these years.   You see, mosses are primitive plants, evolving 450 million years ago — 70 million years before ferns and tens of millions more years before the first dinosaur; mosses are finally getting their due.  Moss is nature’s first trend!

We have also shared with you our moss dish gardens, moss terrariums, and, of course, Moss Rocks!  Now we want to share with you a chance to win your very own Moss Rocks!

If you are feeling lucky, here’s how:

To enter a chance to win,  tell us, in 50 words or less, how you will include Moss Rocks! in your holiday activities.  For example, will you bring Moss Rocks! home to meet the parents? Will you invite Moss Rocks! to a New Year’s Even party?  Will you, ahem, sleep with your Moss Rocks! (please keep in mind, this is a family blog, most of the time) at the foot of your bed?  Or maybe you see Moss Rocks! riding cargo on your train set or sitting on your mantle.  Share with us your creativity; we’re excited to see what you suggest.

There are three easy steps to enter.

1)  Leave your comment here — 50 words or less as to how you will include Moss Rocks! in your holiday festivities.

2)  Like us on Facebook.

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3)  Cut and past your blog post comment onto our Facebook page, so we can share your adventures with our Facebook friends.

The winner will receive a set of three Moss Rocks!, a pebble, a cobble, a boulder; oh my.  We are delighted to choose colors for you.

Give-away ends Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM.  The winning name will be pulled at random.  The more times you enter, the greater your chances, but each entry must be a unique use of Moss Rocks!.  One more thing — we will need to have a shipping address by Monday, December 19, 2011.

Shipment anywhere in the contiguous US only.

The winning entry will be posted on our Facebook page by Monday, December 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM EST.  The winner will be notified via the email address associated with their blog comment.

If you are not feeling so lucky, buy now:

 

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

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To learn more about Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks!, please visit our website.  Or email David Spain at info@mossandstonegardens.com.

Unless otherwise noted, all photo are credited to Ken Gergle.

 

When you’re feeling blue, dish

Nary a breeze to move summer air, sweat beads on the brows of even the most sincere southern sons and sisters.  Seeking shelter under the old oak tree, or carrying a glass of sweet tea onto the veranda to find your favorite chair, then rocking to a rhythm of the crick in the ceiling fan, waiting for the worst part of the day to end.

If you aren’t careful, you might start to feel blue.  The heat can take the glamour out of a southern day.  Instead of feeling blue, let blue rule your sweltering solitude.

David Spain, co-owner of Moss and Stone Garden needed a way to combat those hot and heady hours.  David’s inspiration for this blue dish, was to feel cool at the sight of blue, “Blue not only has a calming effect, it can also make you feel cool. I paired the blue bowl with Meehan’s mint (Meehania cordata). When Meehan’s mint flowers, purple-blue blooms add a refreshing complement to the blue in the dish. “

Mosses, of course, were added as a main ingredient to this dish, accented with a dash of the ebony spleenwort, for height and texture.

Mosses used included, Bryoandersonia illecebra, Thuidium delecatulum, Plagiomnium cuspidatum, Campylopus introflexus and Climacium americanum.

So the next time you feel blue, dish this up for a summer respite.

 


 

 

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
 

Follow Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks! on Twitter @Moss_Rocks and our Facebook Like page Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks!

To learn more about Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks!, please visit our website.  Or email David Spain at info@mossandstonegardens.com.

Unless otherwise noted, all photo are credited to Ken Gergle.