Hey, y’all. We’ve got something to admit. We are in absolute adulation. The head-over-heels totally infatuated kind. We are in love with spanish moss. It’s whimsical and oh-so-romantic in the way it drapes, it swings and it sways.
Like a curtain that sprawls to the floor, falling heavy in some creases while lightly in others. It’s the quiet blind that shades the canvas. Hanging naturally beautiful, it grows rampantly throughout the canopy of the south. And we say grows because afterall, it is a bromeliad air plant that thrives on nutrients and moisture. It breeds and lives.
Once you lay your eyes on this iconic fixture in trees throughout the southeastern United States, ,you’ll be smitten too!
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It’s soft to touch while easy to forage and collect. Gathering enough for our shop plants makes for a peaceful, quiet undisturbed afternoon. In fact, we’ve all volunteered to be the weekly moss collector.
Providing rich, luxe protection for indoor plants, spanish moss is the satin and lace that dress your girl. It’s the beautiful skirt that your favorite plant wears about the container that practically mulches her roots keeping her warm and protected. It provides one of the prettiest frocks you ever did lay eyes on.
The Grumpy Gardner calls it a signature plant of the Deep South. And, that it is.
So now you know our secret obsession with fresh moss. You can probably guess why we don’t buy it in a box. Why we spend afternoons collecting. Why we all jump at the opportunity for have the next responsibility of collection.
The next time you see a Colonial House plant happily growing in a container look at the dress… and, you’ll know exactly what it is: spanish moss.