Things You'll Need
Clay pots or other porous surface
Encouraging moss to grow on new clay pots helps the pots blend in with the greenery of your garden. Moss-covered pots or garden statues look as if they have been in place for years. Yogurt provides a medium on which your moss can grow. The porous clay of the pots or concrete will absorb the yogurt. Keep your pots in a cool, shady place, and water the moss regularly to help it thrive.
Pour 1 cup of plain yogurt into a blender. Add 1 tbsp. or 2 of moss you've scraped off an existing pot or even from the ground or a tree. Don't worry if there's a little dirt mixed in. Blend until you have a smooth mixture of moss and yogurt. Pour the solution into a shallow bowl.
Dip the paintbrush into the yogurt mixture and brush it onto the surface of the pot, statue, bench or other item. Coat the surface with a thick layer of the yogurt mixture.
Set the pot in a cool, shady area. Mist daily with water to keep the pot moist. Within a week or two, the pot will take on a greenish cast as moss begins to grow.
You can paint this moss mixture on clay, concrete, statuary and stone to age the material.
Cynthia Myers is the author of numerous novels and her nonfiction work has appeared in publications ranging from "Historic Traveler" to "Texas Highways" to "Medical Practice Management." She has a degree in economics from Sam Houston State University.