Itchy Moss


In the southern US states  you have within an arms reach the beautiful moss hanging from oak trees.  It’s easy to grab and drape over your arm or make a touristy necklace. This is a plant and is home to  little bugs called “chiggers” , so don’t be surprised when you remove it and see the little red bites.  Other than that if  you get itchy to take some home as a souvenir, handle it carefully with gloves and put it in a plastic bag.  If you are using it for a decorative planter  it will stay alive in a warm humid area.  For indoor decorations you may want to consider delicately washing it in soapy water or placing it in the microwave for a few seconds to get rid of the critters. 


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Enjoy living in Rincon Ga for 25 years
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