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Make Your Own Hanging String Garden

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.

For more simple DIY outdoor projects, visit Gardenista.




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5:10AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

I love this , great natural elements .

7:21PM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

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.

3:45PM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

What a novel idea.

7:26PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

very simple and beautiful-Thank U

1:57PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

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

11:59PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

What a lovely idea!

3:20PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

Thanks for share!!!

1:06PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012


5:28PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Thank you!

2:47PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012


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@ Harry S - I can't believe anyone is really that stupid. You must be pulling our leg...

Thanks for the reminder.

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