Helen Nodding's Moss Gaffiti Recipe 1 can of beer OR yogurt or buttermilk 1/2 tsp sugar Several clumps garden moss plastic container with lid blender paintbrush crumble moss into a blender. Add nutrients & blend to create a smooth, creamy consistency. Pour into plastic container. Place stencil on damp and shady wall Paint moss milkshake into design on wall. Keep moist for weeks and weeks until the bits of blended moss begin to grow.
Moss Acres is the leading supplier of four types of live moss, our Moss Milkshake and moss accessories to gardening enthusiasts, landscape architects, designers, and contractors. Moss Milkshake is a convenient, dry mix of moss fragments, acidifying agents, and water-retention gel. Simply mix with water and spread this “moss starter kit” in your favorite shady spot. The Moss Milkshake covers up to 20 square feet.
Make your own green rooftop in 3 simple steps: 1. In fall, scrape a handful of green moss from a rock or path (or ask a friend to share some). 2. Shred the moss into a blender with 1 cup buttermilk; mix to the consistency of a thick milkshake. 3. Paint the mixture onto the roof, a rock, or other surfaces where you want it to grow and spread. Damp, shaded locations are best.
Live Moss Paint: In a blender, mix 2 cups live moss with 2 cups live cultured buttermilk or plain yogurt. Brush it onto an unglazed flower pot. Place in the shade & mist daily. Will start to green up in a week to 10 days. This mossy milkshake can actually be painted on any porous surface, like an outdoor fountain or rock wall. It just needs to be kept moist, preferably in the shade to stay green and happy :)
Start a moss garden by making a moss "milkshake." Mix a couple handfuls of moss in a blender with a cup or two each of water and stale beer or buttermilk and spread the mixture on the area where you want the moss to grow. Mist the area daily until you see moss starting to grow, which should take about two weeks.