Moss: From Forest to Garden -A Guide to the Hidden World of Moss

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Moss: From Forest to Garden -A Guide to the Hidden World of Moss Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Penguin Books Ltd Pages: 192 ISBN: 9780241374474 Categories: ,

Explore the magical world of moss, with this fully-illustrated and comprehensive guide.

‘Moss is the height of fashion . . . for inspiration, as well as beautiful pictures of mossy forests and gardens, [this book] has a range of outdoor and indoor projects’ The Sunday Times

Moss is all around us. While it is most often associated with damp, shady spaces, it can be found in the most unexpected and far-flung places, from deserts to Antarctica. This book is a celebration of its quiet, unassuming beauty and a primer to understanding the secrets of the world’s most ancient plant:

  • Discover the fascinating history of this soft and tactile plant
  • Learn how and where to identify and gather different moss species.
  • Take a tour of some of the most beautiful moss gardens in the UK, the US and Japan, where moss viewing has become a national phenomenon.
  • Learn how to cultivate moss, tie Japanese moss balls (kokedama) and plant moss landscapes in pots and terrariums.

With stunning photography and botanical illustration, this is an utterly unique book that will be treasured by plant enthusiasts of all kinds.

‘A whistlestop tour of the magical world of mosses, from Scandinavian craft projects to the animacy of carpeted Japanese gardens . . . It’s a beautiful book, as happy on a coffee table as it might be on the potting bench’ Gardens Illustrated

Weight1 kg
Historical uses and a practical guide to using moss * The Garden * It's packed with inspiration from moss gardens all over the world, with lots of useful advice about growing moss in your own plot * Modern Gardens * A whistlestop tour of the magical world of mosses, from Scandinavian craft projects to the animacy of carpeted Japanese gardens . . . This charming book invites you a step further than mere observance, to getting down on your knees and truly exploring the hidden world of moss . . . It's a beautiful book, as happy on a coffee table as it might be on the potting bench * Gardens Illustrated * In this illustrated guide, Ulrica Nordstroem teaches readers about the world's most ancient plant * Country Living * Moss is the height of fashion... for inspiration, as well as beautiful pictures of mossy forests and gardens, Moss has a range of outdoor and indoor projects that use the plants * The Sunday Times *

Author Biography

Ulrica Nordstroem is a Swedish independent writer and plant worker. Ulrica is a trained journalist and has previously worked as a reporter, communicator and teacher. In recent years she has created a plant art under the name Siccus Stockholm. Passionate about the natural world, Ulrica mainly writes about animals, plants and the environment. Moss is her second book, and the first to be translated into English.