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June 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Introduction to Moss Gardening

Moss bank at Mt. Cuba Center.

This program takes place in-person Friday, June 4 (Rain Date: Friday, June 11)

This outdoor class showcases Mt. Cuba Center’s unique moss bank – a luxurious carpet of soft green miniature plants. Barb, a “moss master”, presents the life cycle of mosses and introduces you to a few common species you may find in your home landscape. Emily, Mt. Cuba Center’s Meadow Horticulturist, demonstrates how she manages the moss bank within our naturalistic gardens. Learn how to plant and maintain a moss garden and leave with a sample to start your own emerald carpet at home.

About the Instructors:
Barbara Rinehart has a bachelor’s degree in biology from James Madison University and an MSc from Johns Hopkins University. At Mt Cuba Center she is a Docent and “Moss Master.” Barb has also designed award-winning public pollinator gardens and served on the Tyler Arboretum Butterfly Management team.

Emily Tinalli is the Mt. Cuba Center Horticulturist responsible for the Middle Naturalistic Gardens. She has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Farmingdale State College and enjoys gardening with native plants and working in public horticulture.

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