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What you need:
  • Moss
  • Paint brush
  • Buttermilk
  • Blender
  • Ceramic pot or hypertufa container

The first step is to harvest some living moss. A cup or so of moss is sufficient.
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Place the moss and a little buttermilk into a blender and mix them together. The mix should be runny enough to paint on a container with a brush.
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Paint the moss-buttermilk slurry on the outside of your container.
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Cover the pot or container with plastic and set it in a sunny spot. In 1-2 weeks the pot should be covered with a nice coating of moss. This method works equally well for ceramic and hypertufa containers.