Fleur de Lis, Green Mossed ready for your pot
Green Mossed German Shepherds
CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR GREEN-MOSSED TOPIARY
Your topiary is stuffed with sphagnum moss, and is lined with green sheet moss. The Green Moss that we are now using needs NO CARE! It is a spring green preserved sheet moss and is not living, so it does not need water or nourishment. It is ideal for centerpieces, indoors. If there is a color change, you can revitalize the color (find something similar to "Design Master Floral Spray" at your local craft store... It actually comes in a MOSS or SAGE color. Your topiary should last for years.
A green-mossed topiary can be converted into a planted topiary with little work. You will need on hand, a healthy ivy or creeping vine in a starter pot (we use creeping ficus), a knife or scissors, and some floral pins, or flower wire made into a small u-shape.
Soak the form to soften the moss, poke a hole with the knife, enlarging it to receive the roots of your new plant material. Pin the vine to the topiary form with your pins and you are back in business. But, you must care for it now with good light and water. A weekly soaking will provide a moist environment for the plant. Fertilize monthly with a weak solution, and continue to train the growing vine with the pins. If your plant should die, you can replant your topiary over and over.
For those of you blessed with a green-mossed topiary for a pot, you have the best of both worlds. You provide the pot and the creeping vine that you desire. The plant, needs watering and care until the vine can be trained up the stem, and then pinned to the green moss with floral pins. You can use a flowering plant in the pot at any time, to change the look. GOOD LUCK!