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Growing moss in sun

Q: How can I grow nice moss as sun doesn's seem to agree with moss, while most trees require sun?

A: There are many varieties of moss and several require sunlight. Unfortunately most of them need a damp atmosphere and not having any roots it is difficult to create ideal conditions, especially in our drying summer winds.

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Haiku

Distant mountain heights...

Lonely trees clinging...

In the hollow of my hand

Random Bonsai Tip

So much time is spent on striving towards perfection in the foliage area of trees but little contemplation goes into the area around the nebari. Consider planting your tree at different heights in the pot which might enhance the existing taper and roots. If your tree lacks roots use moss mounded in such a way to suggest underlying roots, or you can even use sticks of similar appearance to the wood of the tree as 'fake' roots until you are able to coerce roots to fill the void. Use appropriate gravel to complete the scene.