KOKEDAMA… A centuries old art form
A centuries old Japanese traditional technique, often were given as gifts for new beginnings like births and marriages. Historically wild flowers, grasses and whatever grew at hand would have been used, my version uses easy to care for plants singly or as small groups. When you lift one up and it is light as a feather it’s dry and ready for watering, just set it in a bowl of water and leave for 30 minutes or longer then give it a squeeze so it’s not dripping and set back on the base. Most of the plants appreciate a good bright but indirect light inside, part sun to shade if outdoors, bring in before frost. The slate base is from a 200 year old Illinois farmhouse.