free moss book. a pdf book

sterlingjbadon(5)January 13, 2010

I came across a book about growing Moss. It is in PDF form. It is called :

"Moss grower's handbook : an illustrated beginners' guide to finding, naming and growing over 100 common British species"

http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/Resources/Fletcher.pdf

It is a sub-link of the ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH website (http://www.rbge.org.uk/).

Hope this helps someone.

-STERLING

Here is a link that might be useful: Moss grower's handbook

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Looking at the introduction now and enjoying it. Thanks for the link.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2010 at 10:41PM
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sterlingjbadon(5)

You are welcome lycopus. Be sure to download the PDF file. It is an old link and might not be supported much longer.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2010 at 10:47PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

I read through much of it last night. Could be challenging for the novice. Even with a substantial background in botany and some knowledge of bryology I found it to be a slow read in parts. It could help someone unfamiliar with the species to skim the specifics and focus on the methodology.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 4:22PM
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sterlingjbadon(5)

Lycopus,

I am a novice. It did help give me a starting point and the methodology was needed. I know you are spot-on when you give advice. I have tried different growing situations and can say your advice to others is very friendly and correct. I am learning. Growing moss is a hobby and selling it once supported my hobbies. I just like the stuff. I am not a botanist by any means but can say I share their attraction to the field. Included a facebook link to picture of my label I hope to use again.

Here is a link that might be useful: STERLING'S BONSAI MOSS

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 8:40PM
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