We’ve been charmed by Japanese style hanging string gardens ever since we featured some that Sarah spotted in a shop window in Amsterdam. So we were thrilled to learn that it’s easy to make your own:
Photography by Erin Boyle for Gardenista.
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, potting soil, and twine.
Above: Forming a clay mixture around a plant’s roots.
Above: To water it, hold up a pot of water to submerge the plant’s root ball. For more suspended gardens, see “Hanging String Gardens by Feder van der Felk.”
N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published August 16, 2012.