Moss, that velvety green carpet that grows in moist, shady spots, is a much-revered element of Japanese gardens. Lesser known is that moss can be used as a garden-design element with just a little bit of knowledge about its cultivation.
Ornaments based on jasperware, the unglazed stoneware first produced by Wedgwood in the late 18th century, transform branches into a holiday display. Jasperware is known for its blue background and white cameo patterns, but antique and newer versions come in a variety of colors, including lilac and green. Create your own ornaments using Paperclay modeling material and German springerle-cookie molds, or paint store-bought architectural ornaments. These branches have been sprayed white and dusted with glittering mica flakes.