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Hello, this is Evelyn from Germany

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greetings' started by moss_maniac, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. moss_maniac

    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi all,
    my name is Evelyn, 55 years old, art teacher from Bavaria, Germany.

    It's been over 1 year since I started my hobby (200 liter tank) and soon I have fallen in love especially to mosses.

    Most of my free time I spend still learning, collecting ideas, experimenting a lot and waiting for my huuuuuge tank, that I am dreaming of.

    The last summer I also became keen on having dry mossgardens - aquascaping without aqua…simply irresistible [​IMG]

    I hope to learn more from this gorgeous forum.

    Cheers
    Evelyn
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    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Welcome to ASW Evelyn :)
     
  3. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    About dry moss gardens, they are amazing, he? :)

    I got this going, mixed with some non aquatic plants:
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    Used some mosses I had outside on the garden.
     
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    Hello and welcome to ASW!! :)
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

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    Hallo Evelyn, willkommen auf ASW :hi:

    I appreciate you took the time to register and introduce yourself, as you can see we are all friendly and openminded, so feel comfortable and share some of tanks and upcoming projects with us.
     
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    Welcome to ASW
     
  7. moss_maniac

    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you for your very warm welcome guys ;;)

    Yes, moss gardens are really amazing Luis. I see you are also addicted to them... :)>- Hope to see more from your dry moss gardens, too.

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    Evelyn, welcome to ASW! I am quite a moss lover myself, but do not have quite a collection as you do. What types of moss do you have?
     
  9. moss_maniac

    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I never spend much time in order to find out the names of my moss plants yet.
    I’m collecting moss, but more as an “eye-man” than a name-collector, or even in a scientific way - I just did not find time to do it.

    But since a long time I wanted to find out their names – so now it’s a good reason to do it finally. I find it's often very hard to determine moss.

    I have some feathery ones that I like a lot ….. Eurhynchium that’s for sure

    Also some lichens and a Selaginella haematodes, which is no moss but so pretty…
    also Selaginella in green (pot plant garden center) and other plants with small leaves like Soleirolia Soleirolii e.g.
    and the quite normal Tillandsias from the garden centers are also in my moos tanks (outdoors only in summer – it shall be understood - a good reason for doing another tank inside the house….)

    Some central-european moss species
     
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    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    That is an amazing list of mosses. Will see how many mosses I can find in the UK, there are bunch of good looking mosses on our street pavements, maybe I will do a tank and call it "Green Street", as I live in Upton Park. :)
     
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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Very good idea Luis, you will wonder, how many different mosses you will find. I also was quite surprised by the number of mosses I have - I really did not expect so many. Most of it is only the quite normal stuff you find while going for a walk. Actually I am no more able to look around like a normal human while walking - I only realize with eagle eyes each little spot of moss, wherever I am.

    I'm already very curious about your new moss layout.

    In the back of my mind there exists also an idea for a tank with broken concret (or asphalt pieces) only particularly overgrown by moss - like nature often does.
     
  12. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    :) great minds think alike.
     
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    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    I have put this one together around November, was in the garden all winter, it froze, got covered in snow, the ceramic pot cracked with the cold, but it is still going on. :)

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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    34403.jpg Oh it looks great Luis -
    what a pity for the pot. Wonderful root! I like also the tiny little ivy plant...

    I have a similar one for many years on an old metal plate - almost without soil: drying-out completely in summer, afterwards almost drowned by rain and also totally frozen in winter - still alive and beginning to flower soon again. It becomes sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller - it depends how the blackbirds treat them... :nolook:

    You will see, very soon yours will flower like mine. Oh, I see it has begun to flower already anyway!!! It's warmer where you live.:loco:


    Greetings
    Evelyn
     
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    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    ah, those are flowers? It already has some little things on tall (5cm) spikes. :) It is coming back alive. :)
     
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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Oh - now you caught me :D

    It's not really a flower - we only call it so in colloquial German... its a sporophyt, the container where the spores are inside ...
     
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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    In the meantime my tank has got 650 litres.

    And because I still can't keep my hands off moss and lichens:

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    Hi Evelyn, Superb i love them all:rolleyes::rolleyes: The snow drop one is stunning:love::love: Love the moss covered stones with the little S-D coming up through them:cool: Bravo on that little one(y)(y)
     
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    Thank you Roy and Janey :)
    Tomorrow night I will try to photograph the two new big mossariums...
     
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    Looking forward to seeing your Mossariums :):):cool:(y)
     

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