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"Gardening with Moss" Booklet

Have plenty of time to wait, and want to go it alone? This booklet penned by the "Moss Man" himself, Dave Benner, is quite helpful with respect to gaining insight on mosses, their life cycles, and how to encourage them to spread on their own.

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"New Methods in Moss Gardening Helping you to successfully Grow Moss in your Gardens and Landscapes" by Richard R. Smith

New Methods in Moss Gardening covers all methods of moss gardening including new techniques that allow many different species of moss to be more easily grown with minimal upkeep.

This handbook is based on moss gardening seminars and workshops that have been given over the years. Practical methods are emphasized as well as simplification and time saving techniques. Eleven of the most commonly mosses found in moss gardens and nature are pictured and described. Thirty one color pictures and fifty six pages.

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"A Trailside Guide to Mosses and Liverworts of the Cherokee National Forest" by Paul G Davison

For field identification of the most common east coast species of moss this book is exceptional. Even better, the photos are truly incredible. This book will help anyone identify a wide range of mosses. This is the best compilation of moss photos we have found in one place - period.

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"Gathering Moss - A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses"

In this series of linked personal essays, author Robin Wall Kimmerer leads general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings. Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher and writer, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing.

This Book is highly recommended by the entire staff at Moss Acres. Kimmerer is a true "moss guru" and the book is a most enjoyable read.

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"Made in the Shade" Video

An inspirational tour of the Benner wildflower gardens and moss lawns. Now offered only as a DVD.

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"Outstanding Mosses & Liverworts of Pennsylvania & Nearby States" by Susan Munch

This excellent new guidebook features about fifty kinds of Mosses and Liverworts. Enlarged color photos make for easy identification without a microscope. Descriptions, height and where they grow are given for each species listed.

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Moss Gardening: Including Lichens, Liverworts, and Other Miniatures

Moss Gardening is an exquisitely crafted book that will inspire broader exploration of these minute wonders.

Appearing in fossils 400 million years old and totaling 15,000 species from the Arctic to the Antarctic, mosses tell an ancient success story of longevity and dispersion. North America alone supports 1200 of them. George Schenk's beautiful book is perhaps the first to cover the whole gamut of moss gardening. Moss Gardening is sure to become a classic, not only because it covers "almost as much about the mechanics of moss gardening as the Kama Sutra does about dancing," but also for the author's entertaining writing style.

The book covers primitive miniatures (or cryptogams) which reproduce by spores: mosses, lichens, liverworts, lycopodiums, and selaginellas. The information on propagating, cultivating, and transplanting is applicable to gardens of practically any climate. Landscaping recommendations are offered for use in alpine and rock gardens, with flowering plants in borders, as a lawn substitute, and for use in miniature gardens.

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Moss Gardening

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces

This is the first book to describe how to grow garden plants directly on hard surfaces such as pavement, rocks, tables, and other impermeable platforms. Plants have known all along that they can grow on these media, and George Schenk translates this small miracle into practical language for gardeners. With just a few inches of soil, gardens can be created almost anywhere.

Tabletops can serve as the foundation for small rock gardens; ground-covers can grow vigorously on concrete; even bonsai can thrive directly on decorative stone. Using extensive photos, plant lists, and step-by-step instructions, the author shows how every gardener can adopt this charming, vibrant, and beautiful style of planting.

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Ferns for American Gardens

Unusual in its specific focus on cold-hardy ferns, the volume is based on Mickel's personal experience as a scientist and curator of ferns at the New York Botanical Garden as well as his years as a home gardener.

The bulk of the book is an encyclopedic treatment of more than 400 kinds of ferns. Useful appendices, including updated source lists, make it clear why the American Horticultural Society chose this book as one of its 75 Great American Garden Books.

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