Explore the creative botanical trend of kokedama in new book

Kokedama in pot

"Kokedama are, once mastered, very easy and rewarding to make. It is such a great art form to take up as a hobby, combining the truly grounding practice of getting one's hands dirty with the artistic gratification of creating a beautiful object.”

Coraleigh Parker knows what she's talking about: she's the author to new book Hanging Kokedama, a manual to creating potless plants from moss and string.

Parker Hanging Kokedama

A translation of 'moss ball', the Japanese botanical art form is in key with the trend of hanging plants – you'll have seen plenty of macrame plant hangers – but can be made out of totally natural products.

Making the root ball creations, featuring all sorts of plants like herbs, orchids, ferns, succulents and even, apparently, small trees, is cheap and versatile too.

Hanging Kokedama by Coraleigh Parker (£20, published by Jacqui Small) is out on March 15th 2018.

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