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String Gardens: Hanging Kokedama Workshop

Kokedama (Japanese for "moss ball") is a style of potting up plants in a ball of moss and displaying them in a dish or suspended in the air. Sometimes called the “Poor Man’s Bonsai” or “string gardens,” the art of binding plants into lush green, mossy spheres and exhibiting them dates back centuries to the Edo era in Japan (around 1600 AD). Modern day, Kokedama are becoming increasingly popular due to their nearly self-sustaining nature (they just require some natural lighting and a once-a-week water dunk) and their space-saving qualities (they make lovely hanging display pieces and free up your flooring and shelves of display space). No planter is required, as Kokedama use the moss that surrounds them to retain moisture as opposed to a pot. In this workshop, you will make your very own hanging Kokedama to take home with you. You will also learn how care for and sustain your Kokedama garden. Types of plants available per class may vary, but all plants will be carefully selected and paired to best complement this type of environment. In addition, all plants offered in class are varieties that are safe, non-toxic to pets. All materials are provided.