- Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:35 am
One tray of the moss that I got from an eBay seller in Maine has started to color up:
The other tray has just a few peeks of red:
The Meadowview moss has a bit of red:
Here is the moss that I couldn't sell to Lain (what I could salvage minus the Ultricularia infestation):
The moss that I rescued from a local park has perked up dramatically. There is a drainage pond at the back of the park, and a few years ago, there was a huge swath of sphagnum moss around 1/3 of it. I stopped by there in late July, and only a couple small patches are left, struggling to survive. I found a large handful of moss that had been kicked up by the kids. It was 6 feet from the water and very dry. I took it home, put some wet peat moss in a bowl, and spread the moss over it. 6 weeks later, the moss has greened up and is growing well:
Red sphagnum must be a northern thing. I have never seen any Carolina-native moss that was red. All of the local stuff is either light green (the tall, fluffy species) or medium green (the shorter, compact species).