A blog about a first-time house owner learning to maintain his backyard, and thoughts about nature, science, history, and life.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What is this?

There's a mysterious box in my garden, and I have no idea what its purpose is.  The top and sides are made of wire screening, as you can see above.  Inside is a mound of dirt with some kind of moss-like plant growing on it (and a few other plants mixed in).  There are also a couple of pieces of wood in the box, as you can see below.

And here's a close-up of the plant...it looks moss-like from a distance, but maybe not so moss-like up close.  If you can tell me what type of plant this is, or what use I might have for the screen box, it would be much appreciated!

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