Mosses and Others

Young Ferns

Some young ferns starting to grow in the limestone mulch. Such an interesting pattern. Forgive the repeat, but I want to provide the link to the larger image if people want to look closer.

New Ferns - May 4 2019 (1437K) ferns

A small plant of Irish Moss that I didn’t know what it was at first and thought it was a potentially invasive weed I did not want in the Creeping Thyme. I weeded it out in the spring of 2019. Later that summer it was regrowing again and I looked up what it was and figured out that perhaps I’d like to see how it worked out. I moved it to a new location where I can keep a closer eye on it. Since it survived the winter I will keep weeding the thyme from around it and see how it fills in on the edge of a compacted slope. We’ll see how it looks in a few years. A nearby small patch of Pink Creeping Phlox is having a pretty tough time, but perhaps a plant closer to the ground will be able to do better.

Irish Moss Start - Mar 15 2020 (2349K) mosses