If you live in the city and have ever wished for a garden, there are dozens of ways to add greenery to brighten up your space. Hanging String Garden is one of them. It takes this tradition a step further by suspending these little green worlds in the air.
Using string, moss, grass, and bowls or a glass reservoir – plants are transformed into suspended living works of art that are a variation of the Japanese botanical style, kokedma. Kokedama takes presentational aesthetics outside the box—literally. Kokedama are made by transferring your plant out of its pot and into a ball of soil held together with moss and string. String gardens are simple, fun to make, and really tie the room together.
What you will need:
- Tiny plants (succulents and baby ferns work well)
- Peat soil, cacti soil, clay mud
- Dry sphagnum moss
- Cotton thread
- Twine, hemp or other strings
- Gloves (option)
- Jar of water
- Bowl (optional)