Summertime doesn’t have to mean hours behind the lawn mower, at least for shade-dwellers. David Benner, horticulturist and moss enthusiast, cut grass out of his life 40 years ago. In its place, he cultivated moss. He now has 25 different species of moss growing on his property near New Hope, Pa. Benner, whose son Al Benner runs Moss Acres
, shares tips for moss cultivation.
Photography by Christopher Intagliata Produced by Annette Heist, Flora Lichtman. Additional images: Al Benner/Moss Acres, University of Leeds, Kim Findlay/John Innes Centre