Friday, November 19, 2010

How to Make Kokedama

While cruising the bookstore I stumbled upon a magazine with something I had never seen before: moss balls.  Delightful balls of cheery moss of all different kinds, some bald and round, others potted in tiny containers, and others sprouting a tufts plant.
I was smitten.

Later at the library I found an instructional book where I learned that the moss balls or kokedama,  are the less fussy cousin of bonsai where rules and methodology reign supreme.

Below are the moss balls I came up with. 

Moss on a rock.

Tiny fern moss ball makes his home on a piece of tile found on the beach.

A tufted fellow.

If interested in creating your own moss garden check out the videos for more details.  
Happy Moss Making!