Christine Cook designed this lush southern Connecticut garden with spiky Christmas fern and marginal wood fern to complement the low-growing mosses. She creates moss gardens of all sizes and says that if you don't have a lot of space, simply grow tiny mosses in containers.
Sporophytes on female moss plants are ready to release their spores to create new plants.
All photos/art by Julie Bidwell
No two gardens are alike and gardeners learn something new with each growing season. Here are some New England gardens with something to share.