What is a Kokedama? It is a form of Japanese garden art that is centuries old and tied into the practice of bonsai. It is an accent to that mode of plant display where a moss or clay ball is the focal and supporting point for a sculpted tree or plant. The moss or clay ball is fixed to a platform or suspended from string with the plant growing out from the sphere.
Kokedama is the practice of taking the root ball of a plant and suspending it in a mud ball, which is then coated with soft green moss. It is a living planter as well as a distinctive display piece. They may be fixed to a piece of driftwood or bark, suspended from a string or nestled in a clear, attractive container. Hanging many of these as a Kokedama moss garden is called a string garden.
Our Kokedama balls were so much fun to make! Take care of your Kokedama balls and send pictures to let us know how your string garden is growing!