DIY Project - The Art of Kokedama Gardening

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Have you ever heard of kodedama - Japanese moss balls? This is a variant of bonsai where you wrap plants in moss instead of plunking them in pots. I decided to try it to see exactly how feasible it actually is. I wanted to know how to display it, how to water it, etc.?? Good questions, don't you think? Traditionally these little moss balls which are held together with thin florist wire, are displayed as mini hanging gardens hung from the ceiling - somewhere not too sunny as too much light turns the moss brown.

This project was very easy (a little messy) and took very little time. And since I have nowhere to hang these little moss balls and realizing that watering might prove a problem, I decided just to place the three I made on a vintage silver tray. I added stones to provide a bit of texture. Watering is easy as all I have to do is add enough to cover the stones and the moss balls suck up the water quickly. After a week my plants are thriving. This arrangement looks absolutely charming as a table centrepiece when I add a few tealights. 

IDEA: To make this all you need is some moss, florist wire, and a little plant. Nice business idea for someone who likes imaginative gardening. 

Try it - you might like it. For the how-tos, click here.


Categories: Gardening & Plants, DIY

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