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Mosses and lichens

Mosses and lichens


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If there is one plant form to which little attention is paid to the garden, it is that of mosses. Or else, it's to track it down! Yet, in their own way, they are all as amazing and varied - even colorful - as our flower friends. Soft, easy to maintain, always green, the moss has more than one asset to seduce the gardener who can, after having rediscovered its virtues, let it wander in his garden or even plant it in a chosen way. Through these few photos, we invite you to discover some specimens of this family and that of the lichens, for a lesson in style given by nature itself!

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé What could be more tender and relaxing than an old wall overgrown with moss? This is in any case what lizards must think, once summer has returned and with it the time for naps in the sun on this soft carpet…

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé Over the course of their slow colonization of stone, lichens create beautiful forms. In a small mineral garden, why not let stone and lichens express themselves, to have only the pleasure of contemplating their dialogue?

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé With this family, when you think you've seen everything, you can still be surprised! Like here with this lichen in the shape of pretty verdigris trumpets that invite themselves on the dead woods. A real miniature world…

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé What nicer end of course for a sheet than that offered by a foam carpet? This is enough to remind us of the ability of foam to soften impacts. And what a joy, for the walker's foot - or the sleeper's -, to sink gently into this vegetal carpet ...

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé Do you have an old strain in the garden that you can't get out? Take inspiration from Mother Nature and simply let it be invaded by the moss. It will become less unsightly to your eyes, while the presence of this pretty green carpet will promote its slow but certain decomposition by promoting the work of auxiliaries and micro-organisms.

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé Think of moss as the basis for ground cover compositions, mixed with other plants that they enhance while protecting the soil. Guaranteed minimum maintenance, both from a watering and weeding point of view!

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé Moss and lichens love trees, even if the converse is less true… However, when the invasion is under control, what pretty shows can be created before our eyes, as here where a subtle gradient takes shape from the base of the trunk to rise to the heights of the barrel!

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé What roundness and sweetness in these charming moss balls! Here are charming natural topiaries that do not need the expert hand of the gardener to hatch.

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé If the foam can turn yellow and shrivel up for lack of water, it is lush and colorful when it is in its element! Pure chlorophyll…

Mosses and Lichens


J-F. Mahé A plant of shade and humidity, the moss nevertheless takes the sun so well… It can be radiant when a burst of light filters through its filaments.