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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susan k.
susan k.3 years ago

I love this , great natural elements .

Mary B.
Mary B.3 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.

Lynn C.
Lynn C.3 years ago

What a novel idea.

Alicia N.
Alicia N.3 years ago

very simple and beautiful-Thank U

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

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

Miranda Parkinson

What a lovely idea!

Julie W.
Jules W.3 years ago

Thanks for share!!!

Rosie Jolliffe
Rosie Lopez3 years ago


Emefa Dekonor
Emefa Dekonor3 years ago

Thank you!

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago