Moss Gardening: Including Lichens, Liverworts, and Other Miniatures
This handsomely illustrated and thorough treatise is far more than a manual on planting and maintaining moss. The book aims to be of practical help in understanding some of the common mosses, lichens, and liverworts, and in distinguishing them from the familiar non-mosses such as Irish, Scottish, and Spanish "moss." There are descriptions for transplanting, propagating, and growing them as ground covers, in container gardens, and for bonsai arrangements. Exhilarating to gardeners and non-gardeners alike are the fine photographs, ranging from panoramas of moss carpets and temple gardens in Japan to close-ups of sea lettuce-like mosses and spore capsules. George Schenk writes that he is primarily interested in garden art rather than science, but he offers enough of each to inspire broader exploration of these minute, but certainly not minor, plants.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
I read this book at the same time as Martin's "The Magical World of Moss Gardening". They are both remarkably similar, as if there were some requirement that moss books first spend a lot of pages ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 2wonderY - LibraryThing
Surprisingly lyrical writing. This was enjoyable. The Portraits chapter covers species, with a color photo each. I wish there was more anatomy and close-up. Ties in to bonsai arts. Read full review