Dale Hodgins wrote:
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Want. (But probably too dry for this in Montana.)
Pic from FaceBook.
On a recent pruning job, I worked on fruit trees that had thick mats of moss, ferns and lichen growing together. When pulled from the tree, it comes with some dead bark attached. It seems like an easy plant community to transplant to baskets or pots. This is a similar plant community to the ones shown in your photo of the river, but the fruit trees are in drier, brighter places. They get dry as a chip in the summer sun on trees surrounded by suburban lawns. This mix might work as a bath mat or in a basket in a well lit bathroom. I will gather a box of it and mail it to the farm if you like. The postage is my donation to the cause. Stuff growing on apple might be a good choice since you will find it easy to obtain more more apple bark for further propagation.
I'm going to experiment with one inch thick gabion mats with a substrate of coarse sand and pea gravel, for grow your own mats and wall hangings.
Check out this thread about using moss and ferns in a living bathroom. --- https://permies.com/t/32710/green-building/Dale-living-bathroom#254831
This roof has been covered in a thick layer of moss for decades. --- https://permies.com/t/29729/green-building/Dale-year-green-roof
My gabion pebble wall system is here --- https://permies.com/t/12592/green-building/Dry-Stone-Pebble-Wall-Stone
Julia Winter wrote:That's a great story, Dale. It's unusual to have someone in the demolition field with a sensitivity for plants. They are lucky to have you up in Victoria.