One of the plants I love here in the southern U.S. is spanish moss. It's not really a moss, it just looks like one. It's actually an air plant related to the pineapple. I was sitting by my tiny pond one day last year when it occurred to me that I've never actually tried growing spanish moss, and I thought it would be fun to try. There was not a speck of it in my yard, but it can be easily found all over the place. I went to a public park and gathered some that had fallen out of trees, and I hung little bits of it on the limbs of a dogwood tree that is growing just behind my tiny pond. It was sort of like hanging tinsel on a Christmas tree. Now that the leaves have fallen from the tree, I can see that the spanish moss is doing quite well, and has at least tripled in size since I hung it about a year ago. I took some pictures. It's the grey stuff hanging from the tree limbs (duh!).
I WOULD apologize for posting three pics without an lj cut, but I'm really not sorry. You should get broadband. :-)