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VACATION was GREAT. Almost caught up with shipping all your orders. Thank you!
Shipping overages will ALWAYS be refunded when items ship.

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What an honor to be posted on the Market Watch Finance page of Yahoo with our Moss of the Month Club!Monthly Clubs: The Oddball Gift that Keeps Giving - Yahoo! Finance
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Brides you can make a gift registry here:

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****Please read my policies if you have shipping questions****

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We grow our own moss & Lichens & have been selling plants & more for 14 years on line. I aim for 100% satisfaction and I am here long after the sale as well as before to answer your questions and needs.


Visit our other shop for more unusual rustic wooden items & more for Weddings and home decor.

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Have the glass and just need a custom moss order? Just convo me and we will make what you want!

Remember closed terrariums should never be watered every week especially with lichens as this will kill them. Remove the top at least once a week or so for air circulation too if you have lichens in there. An open style vase is best for Cladonia and British Soldier Lichens....you can then water them a bit more every few days or place them on a layer of rock that has a bit of water on the bottom so they are not sitting directly on the water but still getting the moisture.

Many people are now selling moss and do not even know a thing about it. My moss is always pesticide free unless you request me to spray a natural pesticide on it if you are going to place on a table etc.

****What to do with my moss if I can not use right away?****

So you bought some moss and no time to use right away or have some left. I just ran a test on my moss for keeping in the refrigerator and yes even the freezer. It did just fine! After 11 days in both places I placed 5 types of my moss in there and in both places after it came out and 3 weeks later it was still alive even after watering several times. So yes you can store your moss in the refrigerator or even freeze if needed for a few weeks. Nice to know this really does work :-)

The moss is packed pretty close to each other in the bags and can stay like that for several weeks so long as it is NOT in direct sun where it will cook in the bag. It does need the light as soon as you can open it from the box shipped in so as to get greened up from lack of light.

You can also lay the moss into say a large clear glass baking dish and cover with plastic wrap. this also acts like a large temporary style terrarium house. This helps from keeping in the bags to long smashed against each other and causing possible brown spots from each other and causing soiled/dirty spots that may turn brown....so I always say either split the moss into several larger ziploc bags or try the glass dish and plastic wrap.


More Information on moss care :BUGS IN MY MOSS

NOTE: All moss is harvested the day before I ship or that same day. I do not use any type of pesticides on these. Because of this...there may be a small Arkansas Traveler or 2 when you get the package (insects,ants,gnats,worm,etc.). They are sealed in plastic bags so you should see them in the bags(ants,worms,gnats etc). If you do and you are using these in terrariums with no live animals...then you can place a cotton ball that has been soaked with bug killer into the bag to kill any insects you may have.
I like to use a natural plant Pyrethrins which is found in a fly spray by Country vet and is also used in our home and in restaurants. It can be found on line or at feed stores/co cops/vet supplys etc. even sometimes at janitor supply stores. Love it!

If this is being used in a vivarium I do not suggest this...any small bug that may be in there would probably be eaten by your critter. You can also just lay they moss outside and then inspect for any type of insect there may be.

When making terrariums with the moss or even lichens...eggs may have been laid on your moss so that these small bugs may hatch later. Again a small amount of pesticide on a cotton ball placed inside of your closed terrarium should take care of that. Keep in there for a few days to keep all hatching's killed. I have had baby grasshoppers as well born in my terrariums.

I am passing this along because this is natural...Spring also tends to have a few more like ants or baby grasshoppers hatching or even small black ants....they will not harm your moss but I just want you to be aware that I do not spray anything here. Thanks so much for your understanding here,Teresa.

I can and have sprayed the moss for those who ask. Look here to get your can of spray if needing a lot of moss sprayed for a wedding etc.

Listed here is a variety of moss plants I have for sale.


My preserved moss is just that...all preserved and will stay that way for years holding the color. This is not just a dry moss that will fade in a few months...it is processed to hold the color form texture and beauty that you see for years. Remember though that ALL things do fade over time when left in direct sunlight or left for long exposure to outside elements like rain etc.

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Ronsrusticwoods....this is our new shop that we have set up here on Etsy. Ron's Rustic Woods...It will carry our wood line of handmade items like the clocks,frames,plant stands,candle holders and so much more.
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MOSS AND LICHENS ARE VERY HARDY.THEY SURVIVE HERE IN FREEZING TEMPS.I SHIP THESE ALL YEAR LONG,SO IF THEY ARRIVE FROZEN...JUST ALLOW THE PACKAGE TO THAW TO ROOM TEMP BEFORE YOU TRY TO TOUCH AND MOVE THEM.THIS WILL KEEP FROM BREAKING ANY OF THE PIECES.
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How exciting and fun to see that one of my terrariums was chosen for the Front Page here on Etsy!

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Terrarium Tips for New Assembly

Using a steak knife is helpful in construction. The pointed tip allows you to push down the moss into the soil along the edge to give the terrarium a clean finished look. Kind of like the sand art in a jar...it pushes the moss down cleanly. This will not damage your moss. The knife is also good to remove items that are in those tall jars that is hard to get your hands in to.

Use a spray bottle on the stream setting to spray against glass and push down those small particles and dirt from the side of the glass down into the soil.

Wrapping your ferns with moss of the sheet style will protect the roots and also give a clean finished look to the terrarium.
Be sure to water the terrarium well when it is all put together for the first time. Then watering or misting only as needed (when no more condensation is being made)for closed terrariums and may need weekly if an open style that is not a preserved one.

Remember that your terrariums are better on the cooler side. High heat humid conditions are not as good as a cooler environment. Do not over water them and taking the lid off for air circulation is also a plus.Placing in front of a window with lots of sun really heats the glass up and can cook your moss & lichens.
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