Selaginella moss, also known as peacock moss, is nestled in a decorative container. This variety of moss likes moist soil and high humidity, says Karin Jeffcoat, owner of Cote Designs. When planting into containers with no drainage, she lines bottom with pea gravel. Placing plants with their pots into the container allows her to water them individually. She also adds water to the bottom of the container to allow for humidity.
Jeffrey Schneider is inspired by artists such as Dale Chihiuly and Anish Kapoor and their work with organic shapes in creating his own hand-blown shapes for terrariums. A legume-shaped terrarium holds a variety of mosses: pincushion moss (Leucobryum albidum), peacock moss (Selaginella uncinata) and succulents such as Peperomia hirta. Plants include Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' (a perennial) and Ficus pumila 'Quercifolia' (a vining plant). He used Helxine soleirolii 'Gold Pool' as a terrarium ground cover.
If something more otherworldly is your aim, a dinosaur garden filled with dyed deer moss, a bonsai tree, glittery holiday decor, multicolored plants and a variety of colorful dinosaurs offers plenty of visual space for small children to explore.
Every room is better with fresh flowers or the perfect green plant to add life and a little fresh air. In the case of this island’s centerpiece, I created a custom “permanent botanical." The large resin bowl (approximately 32 inches in diameter) is filled with multiple varieties of moss, green moss balls, agate, pyrite and driftwood branches to create an elevated natural arrangement. There is no limit to the possibilities and best of all, you can create this look yourself with things you love.
Variegated leaves featuring green with chartreuse splashes make ‘Brasil’ philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’) a colorful choice. This beauty is a patented variety that vines. Let it cascade from a pot or hanging basket, or train it up a moss totem. Classic heart-shape leaves blend with any décor. Give ‘Brasil’ a spot near a bright window for best leaf coloration. Water this philodendron when soil is dry to the touch.
For this project you'll need two small wood planters, fresh mood moss, clear plastic wrap, small river rocks, floral tape or clear tape, miniature fairy garden accessories, faux gold gems and five to seven small green potted plants in a variety of shades and heights. Line the insides of both planters with plastic wrap and secure with tape around the top rims. Fill the bottom of each planter with a handful of small river rocks for drainage, then stack the planters to add depth and interest. Create a custom design by staging plants and garden accessories before planting. Once you've achieved the desired look, remove plants from pots, loosen the roots and plant, filling empty space with potting soil. Lightly water the soil before covering with moss and adding leprechaun garden accessories.