Thursday, March 1, 2012

Beauty in Moss - - Watershed #4

There are many different mosses growing in the watershed area that surrounds and cradles Gardens at Waters East.  Here are a number of them found while hiking some of the nearby nature preserves that are part of the rocky cliffs and shoreline of the Niagara Escarpment:    Mink River - Schoenbrunn Trail,    Cave Point,    Whitefish Dunes State Park,    The Clearing,    Bay Shore Blufflands,    and the Ice Age Trail.   All of the mosses in the area have interesting characteristics, forms, and textures.
Just take a look!

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  1. Those are beautiful! Fascinating variety.

    I love mosses and we don't get many here unless we buy them.

  2. I love mosses, too. They are such natural wonders, and beauties.

  3. Have you seen the trend in gardening is moss gardening:)

  4. Jack,
    thank you very much for visiting my new tropical blog.
    Admire your moss pictures. With over 12000 species classified, I am always fascinated by the variety of this plant.
    My pictures can be viewed here:

    My garden is located not far from Lake Ontario, Canada. Please come for a visit:)
    Have a nice day,

  5. Jack, I am glad you just discovered my blog! I thank you for your visiting, nice comment and for following my blog. You have a beautiful blog and I just following your Blog too. Love mosses and your photos are gorgeous! I will see your posts and I am sure I will enjoy it so much.
    Have a pleasant weekend.
    (Sorry my "weak" English)

  6. I adore moss. All moss. It is the only green in the garden right now. Nice to meet you, Jack.

  7. Hello from Denmark

    Beautiful pictures you have posted on the blog. I love the moss also.
    Have a nice sunday.


  8. Mosses are remarkable.

    I'm wondering if you might re-post some but not as collages? With the lightbox system, one cant' go further into the picture to see them better. (Unless it's just me not being used to the lightbox.)

  9. Thank you for stopping by!! You have me intrigued....very intrigued. I have been looking for a blog nearby my old stomping grounds from where I used to grow up. And in fact, I'll be back doing a stop at a place known as West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc. I grew up in Two Rivers and look forward to reading your blog. If it wasn't for the eternal cloudy skies and lack of great Mexican food, I'd still be living on the shores of Lake Michigan. Wonderful people and one of the best states in our country:) Spring is just around the corner:) I look forward to the reading and photos. Chris

  10. Great selection of photos, Moss comes into its own at this time of year and Autumn too. Our last blog featured mosses in a Japanese Garden, so as well as in nature these great plants can create attractive gardens too!