Introducing Greenery to your home – Easy, self contained and designed to take up minimal space
Upon my introduction to kokedama, I was struck by what a beautiful and precise method of presenting and growing plants it was. They were magical things of whimsy to me. I wanted to surround myself with them. I propagated my own cuttings and experimented with different soil mixes and twines (I buy a sparkly twine which is not biodegradable but can be re-used to secure climbing vines to framework, tie around a wrapped present etc.).
I wanted to create my own version of kokedama which captures and projects my initial feelings of magical inspiration. I seek to create something unique and not readily available in shops. My plants are collected from green waste verge collections and cuttings from friends and family. I do my own version of terrariums too. They’re called botanical eco jars.
A terrarium creates its own atmosphere and will become self sufficient. My living environments need 20mL of water once a week. I use old food jars and vases that have been donated to me. Aside from the coloured pebble for ground cover, every other decoration included is sourced from local op-shops and made or manipulated by me. No two jars are the same because every added embellishment is inspired by the particular plant within the glass. They are bespoke and made locally using items others have discarded
All you need to enjoy living art is a spot of sunshine and 2 minutes once a week for watering. Kokedama can be put into a small reserve of water or you can pour water directly into the receptacle it resides in. There is a layer of sphagnum moss beneath the twine which sucks up the water and wets the soil. I supply 10mL syringes with the purchase of an eco jar. Fill the syringe with water and empty at the base of the plant. Repeat once and the succulent has received it’s 20mL of water for the week. These plants self prune as they grow so as you see yellowing leaves you can gently pluck them off the plant or wait for them to fall off.