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Moss Gardening: Including Lichens, Liverworts, and Other Miniatures Hardcover – Mar 15 1997

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  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press (March 15 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881923702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881923704
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.1 x 15.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #236,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Schenk, author of three other horticultural books, points out that traces of moss have been found in 400-million-year-old fossils. There are 15,000 living moss species, 1,200 of them in North America. Schenk defines the varieties of moss plants and follows with chapters on moss gardens in Japan (a garden in Kyoto was designed in the fourteenth century) and on gardens in Europe and North America. There are chapters on mossy rocks, moss carpets, alpine gardens, growing moss in containers, and the use of moss as ground covers beneath bonsai trees. Schenk lists approximatety 60 plants alphabetically by genus, with advice on propagating, cultivating, and transplanting. Includes 97 color photographs. George Cohen

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"The book's best feature is its stunning close-up photography. High-quality color photographs by the author and others lovingly bring these tiny plants into view. These modest plants are anything but humble when seen close-up. For those of us who see beautry in a moss carpet or a lichen-covered rock, here, finally, is a book worthy of a place on the gardening shelf."
—Jim Bennett, Fine Gardening, January/February 1998

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This is a beautiful book, and I treasure it. I've shared it with several others who value the green mosses and lichens of the outdoors and they were also impressed. It is high quality paper, every picture (abundant) is in color. The descriptions are thorough. It is a treasured book of mine, one of my favorites for information and for pleasure. The joy of moss and worts.
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Lush photographes of excellent quality. Mr.Schenk writes with flair and wit and as though he is speaking directly to you, the reader. I can't get enough of this book. I want to memorize all of it's info. So much in such a tiny book and with such personality. {no dry science book of the 50's, 60's and 70's.}He gives you exactly what he said he would in his preface. Great read and lovely to look at.
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An interesting look at a nearly unmentioned variety of gardening - that which attempts to encourage the growth of these tiny plants. As its cover advises, this is a guide for plant-growers, and does not depend on extensive knowledge of Latin names (although these must be used a bit in the lack of common names for almost all mosses). Growth and presentation of moss in various situations are explained, described, and shown in delightful photographs. This really is a hardcover book that any hardcover gardener will enjoy having, to answer the many questions about how to make hardy green carpets of mosses grow.
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Impressively illustrated with glorious full color photographs of the many & various moods of moss gardening from a tilled sand Zen meditation complete with mossy stones to wild, serene woodlands carpeted with lush colonies glowing in slanting sunshine, this is one Edenesque read. If you know of anyone with moss on their minds, this is a unique love story of one fellow who bent down to earth to study these little green plants. As magnificent as the subject itself. Very well done!
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A very entertaining and enjoyable read. The author brings a lot of his own moss gardening experiences with fun anecdotes. A wealth of information about which mosses do well and why and which ones don't like certain conditions - there are different mosses for every growing condition - from full sun to deep shade to bare rock (some like limestone, others like granite), some handle dry conditions while others need lots of moisture. I was really surprised by the versatility of these little plants and picked up several tips for establishing mosses in the garden. Reading this book made my feeble attempt to start moss gardening seem realistic and I have actually expanded on my original moss garden plans as a result. My main complaint is that I was hoping for for a "field guide" type of text with a description of each moss, its ideal growing conditions, its native range, etc. along with a picture. Although much of this information is in the text, its not laid out in a field guide format and therefore you have to ferret much of that information out. All in all a great read, but not one I will be keeping in my gardening library. Definitely borrow it from the library and read it (I did) - you'll be glad you did - then you can decide if it should be on your shelf.
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