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moss-maniac's Moss Gardens and Wabi Kusa style works...

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    One year ago I opened my mossgarden tank No. IV -
    like I did today, too - and it still is quite alive and in not bad condition without doing anything.
    It is located outdoors - forgotten under the big roof of my garden hut (in the shadow) - hanging around for years...

    No artificial light - maybe one time in summer two cups of water - that's it. No fertilizing.
    In summer I close the south/west side with a wooden board - to protect the tank from too much sun in the afternoon.
    Normally I only open the glass lid if I want to take a photo - maybe twice a year.
    Mostly the screens are wet - especially in the morning. And they are always dirty ... :whistle:
    But I think it is an interesting experiment - very easy to keep alive.

    Last summer the sphagnum moss was about to die, like melting... because the wind has blown away the sidely shadow board, and the tank became almost boiled by the heat, but in the menatime it has recovered very well again. Also the very light parts of it are alive...
    Little plants come and go.... Sometimes a buckler fern become much too big, then I remove it from the tank. There is not really a soil in the tank, only some ground that was hanging on the moss - or stones, or rotting wood, where it was growing on.

    So - this year's quick and dirty photos of Mossgarden IV:

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    Blank floor glass plate with some slime mould... wandering to the front screen already ... :confused:
    We will see....

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    Hi Ev, great to see you have life Sphagnum in that tank.. :) (y)
     
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    Thank you - yes, since years Marcel...
     
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    Hi Ev,

    That'srealy nice.. :) Also see you have an Asplenium (trichomanes) fern in it.. Beautifull little fern. :) I happened to order me a couple last week. and just got the conformation they will be delivered today. It comes together with the Thelypteris palustris (Sumpffarn).
     
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    Evelyn

    What haven't you got growing in that corner. It looks a very relaxing area to sit in on a hot summers day.

    I have an area about 24sq Mt (the old Orchid area) plus an undercover/enclosed work area and benches, there is also a 3sqMt hot box as well at the end of our home. You would love to have in your backyard.

    This area will become a fernery after it is all cleaned up early next spring. I have a good Landscape Gardener a few doors away.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     

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