The Moss Farm

The Moss Farm at Moss and Stone Gardens – Where Moss Rocks! is a cultivation nursery for native moss species from the Piedmont area.

We believe that responsible and sustainable cultivation of mosses is the next step for their continued use in the landscape and the preservation of our natural resources.

By cultivating mosses at an elevation of 250 feet above sea level, they are well prepared to be relocated to other regions without transplant shock. Mosses will adapt easily to higher elevations but may have trouble if their elevation is lowered quickly by more than 250 feet.

Moss and Stone Gardens has three varieties of moss currently available from our online store.

To learn more about The Moss Farm and moss gardening, please contact David Spain at Moss and Stone Gardens.


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

9 thoughts on “The Moss Farm

  1. Pamela Sutterfield

    We enjoyed reading the article in the News & Observer this morning and the education on Moss. Some years ago we quit trying to grow grass an decided to let the moss take over and now we have a lovely green carpet. Have no clue on what kind it is but it appears to be quite happy. There is a narrow grassy area in our front that gets more sun but we can moss starting. What kind would that be?

    Loved the website and will be sharing it with a friend who is interested in turning her yard into moss.

    1. David Spain

      Hey Pamela, I’m glad you enjoyed the article and our site. If there is moss growing on it’s own and in a sunny location it could be leucobryum or entodon seductrix. Post a clear photo on our facebook page, that is as close as your camera will allow and it may help to I.D. it. Glad your working with nature and not against it! Moss Rocks!™

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  5. michael barral

    i need your help i have a lake shape pool with broken blue stone patio set on blue stone dust and dirt between the stones i have mist heads in the patio for water that goes on four times a day for six min. each time i seeded with irish moss about three years ago and having a hard time getting it to fill in it is in full sun but i was told that irish moss was the way to go should i have used a different kind of moss could it be the acidity in the soil ill rip it out and re do it if i have to i need to get that look of green around the stones i have a landscaping company and use the pool as a show case to sell jobs so i need your help what should i do?

    1. David Spain

      Hey Michael, Irish moss is of course not a moss at all, but a plant that resembles mosses. If your in full sun, look for bryums (sidewalk moss) growing in similar exposures in sidewalk cracks or parking lots. You could also look for Entodon seductrix in your neighborhood, often found in full sun, mixed with lawns and around the base of trees. Best of luck, David Spain

  6. Kathy Horn

    I have been doing eclectic container gardens for 20 years. Now I want to do some strictly moss containers. Most of the moss available to me in my area of Northern Illinois is growing in SUN or part-sun and on rock (esp limestone) and/or concrete.
    Most of the cultural data I have found, deals with mosses grown on soil substrates and in shade conditions. If I wish to use my native mosses which thrive in sun and on rock, do you have any helpful suggestions for doing so within the confines of a pot, table, or portable hard surface? Thanks for all your mossy insights!


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