Kokedama Workshop Fun!

Hello! A long time has passed since the last post so I have decided to show up here and tell you all about kokedamas and share the love for this beautiful hanging plants!

If you don’t know what kokedama balls are, well, they are a form of bonsai which is also known as Japanese ‘moss balls’, or string garden and it literally translates as moss (koke) ball (dama). The plant root is encased in soil which is covered in moss and the plant leaves are coming out of the top creating beautiful and funky silhouettes. 

This beautiful plants add  a bit of interest, texture and greenery to your home and that are also a great space saver, as these hanging gardens don’t take up valuable shelf or floor space and you can just hang them off anything that comes to mind (wall lights, posts, hooks, shelves…) and most importantly, you don’t need an environmentally unfriendly plastic container or yet another expensive plant pot!

I tend to hang my kokedama balls around various rooms across the house. They seem to appreciate a warmish but not too sunny environment, when I notice them going a bit yellow, I move them to a less sunny spot and when the moss is getting dry I just dunk them into a bucket of water for half a day. The ‘moss ball’ should ideally remain moist therefore I spray them every couple of days and during the growing season I tend to add a little all-purpose fertiliser to the water and I leave them to soak all the good nutrients for an entire day.

Moss likes shady spots with indirect sunlight, so  it is important to pick a plant that thrives in these conditions (Ivy, Ferns, Peace Lily, Spider plants to mention but a few!). These hanging plants are so easy to look after and they’re becoming ever so popular so that I decided to run a few classes last year and the response was very good! 

I ran a few fantastic kokedama sessions form The Old Library and also couple of private sessions, from which participants all walked out proudly holding their beautiful creations! When making these moss balls participants have reported to experiencing a sense of calmness, focus and gratification all at once.

I’ll be running more kokedamas workshop in the next few months so if you are interested in taking part a nd learn how to make your own string garden make sure you book into one of the available dates!

I ran a few fantastic kokedama sessions form The Old Library and also couple of private sessions, from which participants all walked out proudly holding their beautiful creations! When making these moss balls participants have reported to experiencing a sense of calmness, focus and gratification all at once.

I’ll be running more kokedamas workshop in the next few months so if you are interested in taking part and learn how to make your own string garden make sure you book into one of the available dates on here!

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