I’m In On This Trend, Kokedama

Kokedama is the Japanese art of string gardens with the roots wrapped in a soil mixture and moss.

I have been working my way through a tray of little plants, removing most of the potting soil and replacing with a mixture of Akedama soil and peat moss.

After forming a nice ball of soil around the roots, I wrap the entire root ball with wet sheet moss.

Waxed string is used to bind the entire moss and soil ball.  Tightly but not too tightly.

Tie on additional string to form a hanger for you string garden.

Water when it feels light by soaking in a vase of water for 5 min.

Then hang in a pretty spot!

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6 comments

    • I’ve been having a ‘ball’ making these! From the little wire vines, ferns and even a streptocarpus plant make good candidates for this project. It was a good project to get me digging in some dirt before the garden really gets going! Let me know if you give this a try!

      • I have a feeling this project in my house would only invite more digested dirt and greenery than currently occurs out of doors. Perhaps when we’ve successfully passed the “everything in the mouth” phase for the second time!


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