I absolutely love decorating my home with fresh flowers. However, it’s not always practical in terms of spending, given how frequently fresh cut flowers have to be replaced. Therefore, I use potted plants not only to add greenery but also to bring life to my living room and kitchen. Mood moss is my preferred greenery since it lasts for months. As a bonus, moss requires very little care or watering.
I've teamed up with the Vine Garden Market to outline a quick how-to on creating one of my favorite arrangements: a moss mound.
Step One. Gather all the materials. For our arrangement, we used the following:
- Glass Pedestal Vase
- White Rocks
- Mood Moss
- Air Plants
- Floral wire/pins
Step Two. In order to create a more polished look, make sure to clean the white rocks. Start by filling a large bowl with water and then adding the white rocks. By rinsing them off, you should be able to remove the ‘dust’ from the rocks. Take the rocks out and dry them with a paper towel or dish towel. Easy as that!
Step Three. Place the rocks in the bottom of the vase. Moss is not supposed to be over watered, which makes rocks a great choice for the arrangement since it allows water to filter through to the rocks.
Step Four. Make sure to clean the mood moss in order to create a more polished look. First, soak the mood moss in a large bowl of water. Then remove the moss and squeeze it out (just like you would do for a sponge) in order to remove the excess water. Next, use a pair of scissors to trim off the bottom of the moss.
Step Five. Start by putting the moss in the vase. Make sure to secure the moss with floral wire or pins. Continue adding moss until the vase is full. Finish the arrangement with succulents or air plants to complete the look.
You should be able to enjoy your beautiful moss mound for many months! Make sure to only lightly mist the most once or twice every month. For more how-to videos, check out my lifestyle blog at LavinLabel.com.
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