Gathering moss

Found loads of photos from my Sony Vaio laptop. It puzzled me how the gardeners in the Municipal Park managed to get moss to grow on all the pots. I love moss! When I was small, our little kampung had little patches of green moss on the ground. I imagined myself in the stories of Enid Blyton, living in fairy land, drinking from minute teacups.


Since small, we are thought the proverb “A rolling stone gathers no moss”. Therefore, having moss was like something rewarding, i.e. a person has been established well and having healthy moss growing! Hahaha, frankly, I don’t know whether it is better not to gather moss or to gather moss.


If you have gone on jungle trekking, you may notice that moss come in several colours. Some are orange in colours.


And those moss that grow near rivers sometimes appear blue-green, depending on the lights. The next time you go out, do check out the different texture and colour of the moss. Never overlook this humble plant. It makes life more interesting when you open your eyes wider and look further. 🙂

Hahaha, I think I have been too stagnant till I can wax lyrical about moss. Does moss have a plural? Mosses? 🙂

5 Replies to “Gathering moss”

  1. i read from somewhere that u paint yoghurt onto the pot & keep it ib cool damp shading place & moss will grow, never try it b4 so i can’t vouch for it!

  2. hahaha. my mum usually finds it annoying. she’ll scraped it off whenever she sees any on her pots. i never stopped her cuz i don’t have green fingers.

  3. Yes, there are mosses. Not too much moss here in the desert, but back in Wisconsin it grows in the woods. Supposedly you can tell which way is North by which side of the tree the moss is growing on. I would rather use a compass!

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