It's not really midsummer yet but I'm in the mood to see a few mossy terra cotta flower pots on my small brick landing. Something as verdant as the gardens in the movie.
There are a couple of options: buy perfectly aged mossed planters from Campo de' Fiori, or get my favorite kids involved and try some of these hands-on techniques. Over the weekend an accomplished gardener told me that he finds buttermilk is all you need to cultivate live moss growth on porous terra cotta. I think the waiting period is about a month or more just for the "early stage" look.
Campo de' Fiori does the waiting and offers customers instant gratification at a price: roughly $20 to $175 per pot depending on size. Have you had success mossing your own pots?
Shown here, Schuyler Samperton's apartment with orchid-filled Campo de' Fiori pots photographed by Paul Costello for Domino, April 2007. Inner Gardens has a nice array of these planters, and image two above is via IG.