Make Your Own Hanging String Garden

At Gardenista, we’re charmed by hanging string gardens. So when we discovered via Craftzine that it’s easy to make your own, we were thrilled. Read below for a closer look; to see more examples of these bonsai-like creations, visit String Gardens by Feder van der Falk.

Photographs via Craftzine.

Above: Kokedama string gardens—involving a Japanese technique of wrapping moss around root balls—require a blend of mud and clay that clings together well to form a ball.

Above: The materials list includes a small plant, moss, potting soil, clay mud (or bonsai soil‚ and twine).

Above: After forming a clay mixture around a plant’s roots, apply moss, pressing firmly.

Above: To water it, hold up a pot of water to submerge the plant’s root ball. Visit Craftzine for more thorough step-by-step instructions.

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46 comments

susan k.
susan k4 years ago

I love this , great natural elements .

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Mary B.
Mary B4 years ago

I think I'd put a little plate under the mossy root ball and fill it with water as needed. They are very lovely creations.

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Lynn C.
Lynn C5 years ago

What a novel idea.

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Alicia N.
Alicia N5 years ago

very simple and beautiful-Thank U

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton5 years ago

Well that's one way to keep your plants away from the slugs!

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Miranda Parkinson

What a lovely idea!

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Julie W.
Jules W5 years ago

Thanks for share!!!

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Rosie Jolliffe
Rosie Lopez5 years ago

thanks!!

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Emefa Dekonor
Emefa Dekonor5 years ago

Thank you!

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Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson5 years ago

thanks

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