Sustainable Technique: Moss Roulade
Total time: 7 minutes and 45 seconds
Learn how to make a eco-friendly foam free mechanic to use for weddings, funerals and other arrangements. It is a go-to versatile and easy technique.
The moss roulade serves a couple of different functions, much like floral foam would.
- It provides a matrix to hold stems in place. Depending on the moisture in the roll, it can also provide a water source.
- Primarily it provides a source of humidity, reducing transpiration and, therefore, the moisture needs of the plant material. I find this to be adequate for most wedding installations since they are typically used for a short duration. If I am using a particularly thirsty stem, I will place it in an Eco-Fresh bouquet wrap or a water tube and insert that into the mechanic to ensure that the stem has enough water.