Introduction: Kokedama (String Garden)
Like regular hanging plants Kokedama can really add to the atmosphere of a room. They are also really fun to make if you don't mind getting your hands dirty.
You will need:
Soil (soil from a bag is good because it holds together well)
Moss (dried sheet moss is pretty good is good but moss from the ground will work too)
String or Twine
A Bowl of Water
Step 1: Wrap Plant
Start by taking the soil off of your chosen plant and wrap it's roots in a thin layer of moss.
Step 2: Dirt Ball
Mix enough water into your soil so that it sticks together but is not dripping wet.
Make a ball of soil around your plant. Dont' squeeze too hard but make sure it stays together.
Step 3: Add Moss
If you are using dry moss wet it slightly in your water bowl. If you are using moss you harvested yourself this will not be necessary.
Now wrap your soil ball with one layer of moss.
Step 4: Tie It Up
Wrap the Kokedema in string or twine.
Tie it off, and add some strings for hanging.
Step 5: Enjoy
You've finished one Kokedama. Now make some more and hang them up. Moss is generally best suited for shaded environments. Spray the bases with water every few days to water them.