Depression interruption !!

Every weekday, at one o’clock, I sit down to watch Dr. Oz on TV. My phone rang (but I almost never receive a phone call). The receptionist, at CARE, was calling to ask if I might like some “cuttings.” I hesitated (because I already have so many plants). I agreed to meet with a lady eager to share….

First, I showed her my garden–and shelter–so she knew she was talking to “a plant person.” Second, she introduced me to “Money Moss.” I had **never** heard of it. There’s an interesting story that accompanies the cuttings. You can’t buy it in any store; it travels from person to person, state to state, via cuttings. The plant doesn’t get very large and (reportedly) needs an occasional trimming. The trimmings are (reportedly) easily propagated by laying them on top of soil and lightly watering. They easily root and an interesting new plant has been added to the garden. They thrive in shade, and need protection from freezing (I’m prepared). I’m advised that the “money moss” does not assure wealth; it just means we won’t be destitute.

I planted the cuttings (and took pictures). I already had soil–and planters–so the project didn’t take long. Intrigued, I began to search the Internet for additional information. Nothing!! I’ll keep searching… but at four o’clock (as I publish this) I only have the story from a brand-new acquaintance.

 

Just received money moss

Six containers of Money Moss

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Seven containers with Money Moss

Time, temperature and Money Moss

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How can I be depressed when an interesting garden project drops in my lap?? ~~ Here’s my plan: I’ll cultivate the Money Moss, and trim them, and plant more. We’ll sell them in the Thrift and Gift Shop (along with my little Christmas Cactus and Aloe Vera).

Planting pieces of Christmas Cactus

Many small containers of Christmas Cactus

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Christmas Cactus in one convenient place

Money moss and Christmas Cactus

Money Moss close up

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Money MossPostscript, Saturday, December 5, 2015: Belated picture of the “parent” plants.

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