Program on using moss to spruce up lawns to take place Feb. 7

Published 8:00 am Saturday, January 26, 2019

Conserving Carolina will host a free lecture, titled “Moss Magic in your Landscape,” which will be presented by Annie Martin, a nationally-recognized moss landscape designer.

The program will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Landrum Library, 111 East Asbury Drive, Landrum.

Known as “Mossin’ Annie,” Martin provides valuable insights on how to transform one’s garden or lawn into a serene retreat and eco-friendly landscape showcasing the world’s oldest living land plants — mosses.

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Martin specializes in creating moss-scapes and cultivates mosses at her mossery in Brevard, North Carolina. She will explain how to transform one’s yard or convert your grass lawn into a serene, green retreat. Inspirational photographs, moss specimens for ID and essential how-to gardening tips will help attendees get started on their own moss gardening projects.

Martin is the owner of Mountain Moss Enterprises in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, and the author of “The Magical World of Moss Gardening” (Timber Press, 2015). She will have autographed books available for purchase after the lecture. 

The lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at the Landrum Library and it is made possible thanks to a grant from the Spartanburg Community Foundation and the Friends of the Landrum Library. Refreshments will be provided.      

The next program at the Landrum Library will be held at 6 p.m. on March 19, when naturalist Tim Lee will present “Fascinating Frogs.”

Those interested in learning more may call Pam Torlina at 828-697-5777, ext. 300, or email, or contact the Landrum Library at 864-457-2218.

– Submitted by Pam Torlina