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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Can It Be Garden Season Now?

I woke early to work on a project that I have been stalled on.

To get my creativity jump started, I turned to my own Pinterest Board.

I got lost in some of my own images from the garden!

Maybe you would like to get lost too!

 

It’s Pumpkin Season

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A favorite stop at the MN State Fair each year is the record breaking Pumpkins.

This year was a stunning display of this celebrated Squash.

I bow to the gardeners who grew these beauties!

Critters

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Jimmy doesn’t love dogs.

Mini Donkey’s see dogs as enemy, they are known to fight off Coyotes.

But Jimmy loves Dahlia, the Mini Dachshund.

Someone, who shall remain nameless, recently asked ‘why do you have a donkey?’.

Need I say anymore?

Clay Pots

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Clay pots are affordable, practical and become more beautiful with age.

Over time they weather and absorb mineral salts from the soil.

If the conditions are right, a layer of green moss will adhere to the pot.

This shed at Snug Harbor Farm holds hundreds of their beautiful custom clay pots.

Pretty Patina

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When you visit a garden center and pay just as much attention to the

weathered greenhouse doors as the plants and flowers; that’s me.

These are the doors that lead to the Shade Room at Terrain in Pennsylvania.

If only I could find this color at the paint store.