Sunday Reading: String Gardens


I came across this spring string garden how-to this past week from Terrain online and never realized how easy they are to make or it seems so anyway. Have you ever made one? It's basically wrapping the roots or bulbs of the plant in wet dirt to make a ball, then wrapping it with sheet or clump moss and then tying up with string. I also love their idea of using bulb flowers for their project.  The hyacinths look so fresh and would even make a lovely spring gift. I also didn't realize you can basically make a string garden ball for any type of plant (visit stringgardens.com for inspiration).  I love that idea.  From succulents to miniature orange trees, the possibilities are inspiring.  Seeing all these makes me want to make a window full!  A few pics from stringgardens.com below.






Image credits.  1. Terrain  2. and  3. ijm.nl 4. ultradelarue.com  5. ultradelarue.com  6. and 7. paulbarbera.com  8. stringgardens.com

Jan Halvarson

15 comments:

nicola lynde said...

These are stunning! They're so whimsical and fun. I have the opposite of a green thumb (a red thumb?) and wouldn't even attempt a potted plant but what a lovely idea.

nicola lynde said...

These are stunning! They're so whimsical and fun. I have the opposite of a green thumb (a red thumb?) and wouldn't even attempt a potted plant but what a lovely idea.

nicola lynde said...

These are stunning! They're so whimsical and fun. I have the opposite of a green thumb (a red thumb?) and wouldn't even attempt a potted plant but what a lovely idea.

Magda Mar said...

It's amazing :)
I have to try it:)
Invite to my website

Lady Grey said...

This is an incredible idea - and SO gorgeous!
I wonder how you water them? Maybe just dip them in a bucket of water?!

I'm inspired!

Sprout said...

I love these! But I want to know how you keep them from dripping everywhere when you water them.

HalfmoonLilli said...

Thanks for all of the great and interesting posts; I think I'll try one of these string gardens. BTW your 2 links to their website takes you to stringgarden.com not stringgardens

Vintage Home said...

what a fabulous idea & so graphic! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Cassidy said...

Beautiful idea. I did some research on watering and it seems as if the best way is to hold a dish of water up to the root ball until the bubbles disappear then leave the dish under the plant until all of the excess water drips out.

marymary4 said...

Beautiful! So unique and whimsical. I love what they add to a place.

Mary


http://marymarysgarden.wordpress.com

sweet harvest moon said...

This looks amazing!

Lois pearson said...

You should take a look at the inspiring OPUS Studio in Cape Twon, South Africa. The owner does beautiful things with plants

Ana Miguel said...

HI,

Love the idea for the plants
Also I do some kokedama as you refer to - and i sell too.

Thanks and good job.

Here is my facebook and blog:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/FIU-jardins-suspensos/497401623635730?fref=ts

http://fiujardimsuspenso.wordpress.com/

Aura Scaringi said...

And for those who love a bit of DIY... It's fairly easy though a bit messy to make them yourself. I made a tutorial for the kokedama which was featured on DesignSponge http://www.designsponge.com/2011/04/diy-project-kokedama-string-garden.html
A kokedama is also the sweetest gift for a friend: it has a magical appeal.

Robert Bridgman said...

Kokedama string gardens are awesome. I just completed a project with them in and was really happy with the results!

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