Whether you're designing an English garden or just want to add an antique look to your landscape, making moss-covered clay pots for your flowers or plants will achieve the ambiance you're going for. You can create your own moss-covered pots easily using store-bought terracotta planters. All you need is some moss or moss spores and some buttermilk or plain yogurt.
Lift up mosses from around your home using a gardening trowel or purchase a package of moss spores. If you collect mosses, finely chop the moss and spread it out to dry for three days.
Place the chopped moss or moss spores into a blender and add 2 cups of buttermilk or plain yogurt. Blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a cup or small bowl. Apply the mixture generously to the entire outside of the terracotta pot using a paintbrush.
Place the painted clay pot carefully into a large plastic bag. Tie the bag at the top.
Place the terracotta pot in a cool, shaded spot for about 10 days. When the moss starts to grow, remove the pot from the plastic bag.