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Dec 1, 2017 3:45 PM CST
|Hello fellow mini gardeners, fairy gardeners, and mini-planter gardeners!
Are you looking for ways to add a water type scene but without the hassle of water? Would you like to add "living shingles" to your fairy garden houses? Or perhaps your mini garden needs some living shrubbery that is low maintenance, remains small and doesn't require any soil to keep growing?
I have some ideas for you, in the form of lichens!
I have spent several years researching, cultivating, experimenting, and harvesting lichen and I absolutely love adding them to my miniature planters and fairy gardens.
Below is a photographic sampling of favorite Lichens I have to offer:
This one is called, "fairy cup" or "false pixie cup" lichen!
Below, closely related cousins in same genus:
Or what about green roof "FAIRY SHINGLES"™ for your fairy garden? I also use the "FAIRY SHINGLES"™ to hold dirt inside planter baskets, as fairy garden roadways/bridges, or to mimic a water pond....
I've learned so much about lichens, and sadly the majority of info on internet is scientifically FALSE (One example is the prolific myth that you grow lichens by creating a cocktail in your blender which you then smear on stuff....more accurate for mold growing! ).
How about "reindeer moss?" (Not a moss, but a lichen )
The lichen in upper left corner is called, "Frog Skin!" Pretty!
This is a small sampling of what I have hand-harvested, cleaned and nurtured to make available to you. Please Treemail me if you are interested in buying and learning how to grow & cultivate these important pioneers of our ecosystem!
LICHENS ARE BEAUTIFUL!!
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