Who knew there were so many different kinds of moss? Author Annie Martin, founder of Mountain Moss Enterprises, definitely knows the subject. Now, in The Magical World of Moss Gardening (Timber Press, 2015), Annie shares her expertise so that you, too, can recognize different mosses and learn how to grow and care for, and designer with them.
As she explains in the introduction, "Throughout all seasons, my mosses have a magnetic quality that engulfs me. Most often, I am catching a quick glimpse for an infusion of moss magic as I head out into the world in my work as a moss landscape designer and moss farmer. What a divine way to start the day!"
The book includes all the basics on moss gardening, plus photos of gorgeous moss gardens throughout the country. I've only visited one moss garden -- that of Norie Burnet in Richmond, Virginia, and it was a true inspiration. There's a lovely photo of it in this book, along with other notable moss gardens, including the Japanese Stroll Garden in Mill Neck, NY; the Missouri Botanical Garden's Japanese Garden, and the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon.