The Japanese Art of Kokedama

By February 6, 2019Workshops, Greenhouse

Kokedama at Snug Harbor Farm

The winter months have us digging deep into indoor gardening. A favorite practice that allows us to see our beloved plants in a 360 degree moving, mobile expression is kokedama. The Japanese art of kokedama, also referred to as string garden or moss balls. The root ball is actually wrapped in in moss (see nearai: which means “root wash” or “no pot”, where it becomes a combination of bonsai and kusamono planting styles).  You are binding the roots in moss and string and suspending it so that they float in space. Who doesn’t love a planted mobile!

Interested in learning more? We’ve added a morning class on February 9th at 10:30.  The 1:00 is full. Come and enjoy the green!
Register here.

You may be wondering how to pronounce kokedama. Here’s the phonetic spelling so you can impress your friends with your international knowledge of all things horticultural.

Kokedama

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