Reindeer moss, Colletti says, "does not have fine, hairlike strands like Spanish moss; it moves more freely in one piece." She uses a short stake to arrange it in terrariums. Reindeer moss is actually a lichen, not a true moss, and it's available in dyed pink, blue, purple, red and other colors.
Clear glass ornaments can be filled with just about anything. But when the weather turns frigid, you'll want to be reminded of nature's sweet scents and beautiful greenery. Trust us. You'll need: clear, fillable glass or plastic ornaments in various shapes; string, yarn, sisal rope or twine; dried fruit; moss; branches; lavender; cinnamon sticks; bark; scissors; push pins.
Air plants, also known as Tillandsias, have a unique, sculptural appeal, which fit into modern design. This DIY terrarium kit sold by Gardener's Supply Co., includes a hanging glass terrarium and planting supplies such as preserved moss and lichen, and decorative stones.
Colletti says growing moss in a terrarium can be a challenge, because there's a lot of moisture and little air circulation. She prefers open-topped containers. Climacium americanum (commonly called lobe-leaved tree moss) and Hedwigia ciliata (fringed hoar-moss) work well in any kind of container, she says. Leucobryum glaucum (pincushion moss) and Cladonia rangiferina (reindeer moss, actually a lichen) are best used in open containers. In this image, sheet moss surrounds other small plants.
A movable fire bowl nestled into newly established colonies of bayberry, winterberry and fern extends the use of a Maine garden beyond dusk. Slabs of lichen and moss-covered granite are used as benches and form a firewood crib. The property is
within Acadia National Park along the west edge of Somes Sound on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the entire project.