Thursday, October 20, 2011

Waterfalls: The Perfect Abode for Moss

In the splash zone around cascading waterfalls, a fine mist dances through the air ... perfect for nourishing a verdant carpet of moss. Moss lends an earthy element to a new water feature, making it look as though the pond and waterfalls have been there for eons.


Climatis winds its way around the rocks, its lavendar flowers providing a perfect foil to the bright green moss clinging to the cool rocks.





Tiny bits of moss start to creep up and over the rocks lining this babbling brook.



Patches of moss peek through the crevass of rocks as a stoic alligator keeps careful watch.



Moss from the waterfalls can be transplanted to grow in between the cracks of a flagstone patio.



Moss will thrive on the cool surface of rocks surrounding a gentle waterfall such as this one.



Rocks with moss already intact were specifically chosen to lend an aged appearance to this relatively new water feature.



The greens of moss, ferns and architectural grasses reflect light stealing through the leafy canopy above.




Feathery moss encapsulates the stones near the waterfall's edge.



Serene and tranquil, nature's pallette provides soothing comfort with the softness of water and moss.

Linking this week to ...

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer
Bunny Hop Wednesday at Bunny Jean's Decor and More

11 comments:

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jennifer,

These are beautiful photos. Do you take them? I always assumed they were of your's or your client's homes.

I don't think I have ever seen a clematis growing as a ground vine.It is just stunning used that way!

Thanks for sharing at my party again this week.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Dan Put said...

Moss recipe: 1 can cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of sugar, small piece of moss..... Toss into a blender (guys, when your wife isn't looking) spread it over a shaded area and keep damp

Jennifer Zuri @ Aquascape Your Landscape said...

Dan, thank you for sharing that recipe!

Jennifer Zuri @ Aquascape Your Landscape said...

Bunny Jean, I've taken a few of the photos on this blog, but most are taken by others. The pictures are of water gardens from across the country.

Kathy said...

This is so perfect, so glad I found you we just put a fountain in this year and I so need to have the special touches to really make it shine...love this post!@!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Jennifer, you have showcased such beautiful designs here! The photos are just stunning! I am now your newest follower (via Bunny Jean's bunny hop). I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

WhyCuzICan said...

Lovely photos--wish I could stop by for a quiet cup of tea in your special park-like setting :D


Thanks for sharing :D
Visiting from Bunny Jean's BUNNY HOP linky party,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Joy Burkhart said...

Hi Jennifer,
These photos are so relaxing to look at! Makes me wish for a beautiful water feature such as this.
xoxo
Joy

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Such peaceful settings. Perfect for clearing the mind of everyday thoughts and eliminating stress. Visiting from Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop party.

Landscaping Houston said...

I love waterfalls. They're like statement pieces on a landscape. And the mosses are a nice touch. Lovely lovely pics as always!

Computer Network Consultant said...

Wow, lovely water fall are this. I like to make this waterfall in my garden. In garden this waterfall becomes center focus for all.

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