Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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I swear it's a toupee

I'd swear this was a toupee ... but Noel says it's living sheet moss, $5 a clump, and just as I was moving in for a closer look, up walks Pamela Belrose, a mill worker at a medical device company in Hudson Falls, N.Y. She loves to make terrariums but has had some problems.

I swear it's a toupee

I'd swear this was a toupee ... but Noel says it's living sheet moss, $5 a clump, and just as I was moving in for a closer look, up walks Pamela Belrose, a mill worker at a medical device company in Hudson Falls, N.Y. She loves to make terrariums but has had some problems.

"The stuff I usually put in keeps croaking," she said.

Moss sounded like just the thing. So Pamela bought three pieces.

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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