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a little green, moss, ferns

I was born in New Zealand and had taken the beauty of the ferns and mosses in the native bushland for granted until moving to live in Sydney.

Whilst enjoying cut flowers I have always loved the calming effect of living greenery so a little green was started with a wish to provide more sustainable long-term miniature green spaces for people to enjoy.

With smaller areas to live in and less outdoor space I started creating small living plant arrangements my family and I could enjoy long term indoors.
These ranged in size from a small living moss ball (sitting on your choice of saucer) to a full sized palm husk fernery - it depends on the size of your space!

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I use only natural products as 'planters' for the ferneries that would otherwise go to waste. These can be palm husks, wood stumps or anything you wish. 
I devised a unique way of waterproofing them to ensure the container can withstand constant moisture and provide protection to the planter and your home's surfaces. 

The final product involves several layers of a waterproofing membrane to ensure it remains safe for inside your home. They can take me several weeks to waterproof and then I water test them.

The moss balls I make also include living moss on their exterior so you can enjoy the benefit of both the plant contained within and the deep green of the external moss, a true showpiece.

The enclosed mossariums and terrariums are hand-crafted with care to be their own self-sustaining ecosystem.

Then there are the curiosities that I dream up - moss rocks, skull eggs and more...

Come and meet the family!

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The benefits of having plants indoors have been documented by NASA research.

Plants remove toxins from air – up to 87 percent of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) every 24 hours, according to NASA research. VOCs include substances like formaldehyde (present in rugs, vinyl, cigarette smoke and grocery bags), benzene and trichloroethylene (both found in man-made fibers, inks, solvents and paint). Benzene is commonly found in high concentrations in study settings, where books and printed papers abound.

Modern climate-controlled, air-tight buildings trap VOCs inside. The NASA research discovered that plants purify that trapped air by pulling contaminants into soil, where root zone microorganisms convert VOCs into food for the plant.

As part of the photosynthetic and respiratory processes, plants release moisture vapor, which increases humidity of the air around them. Plants release roughly 97 percent of the water they take in. Place several plants together, and you can increase the humidity of a room, which helps keeps respiratory distresses at bay.

I am not an expert however and am more disposed to appreciating the beauty of the finished product!