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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