In 2012, my mom and I went to Floriade, a horticultural expo that happens once every 10 years in the Netherlands. We stayed in the town of Venlo and one afternoon, as we were exploring all the little shops, we came across these cute little moss-covered pots.
I’d been wanting to recreate the look, so when I was buying some spring bloomers from a local florist, I added sheet moss to my purchase.
- Spring plant
- Coir pot
- Sheet moss
- Garden twine and/or florist wire
Creating your moss-covered pot
Soak the sheet moss and then gently wring it out like a facecloth. Otherwise the moss crumbles. The wet moss is easier to work with, but I’ll admit it’s challenging to wrap the moss around the pot. You almost need two people—one to hold the moss in place while the other uses thin floral wire to secure it. I used a coir pot as I thought the moss might also adhere a bit better to it than plastic.
When everything is wrapped just so, wrap some twine around the pot for extra security. I also do this because it looks pretty. One tip I feel I must pass on from the florist is not to dump the moss water down your drain. Because the moss expands in water, it could wreak havoc on your pipes!
I popped vibrant ranunculus into my moss-covered pot, but there are all sorts of lovely spring blooms on display at this time of year, from flowering bulbs to sweet, colourful primulas.