We’ve had irish moss in the garden for ages and it has pretty much taken over some areas, which I regard as a good thing! I love our irish moss but I’ve been wanting some scotch moss – which has a brighter chartruese green color – to plant as compliment our low growing black mondo grass patches. It oddly took me a while to find some, seeing how commonly available irish moss is at the nurseries and big box stores. But its in the ground now and I’m waiting for spring to see if this little plant performs as well as its wildly successful cousin.
One specimen died probably due to lack of water, the other one is trucking along and is actually a little bigger now. Did I plant 3? No idea! 1 out of 3 isn’t bad right?
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!