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DIY: Kokedama String Gardens

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DIY: Kokedama String Gardens

Michelle Slatalla March 07, 2013

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.

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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.

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Above: The materials list includes a small plant, potting soil, and twine.

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Above: Forming a clay mixture around a plant’s roots.

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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.

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