DIY INSPIRATION :: Mandarin String Garden (6" x 20"...mandarin tree, soil, moss & rope. Water 3x/wk) :: This dwarf mandarin tree string garden is made using the Japanese bonsai technique of kokedama along w/ a little bit of soil science. They should be well established before assembling. The rope used is nautical rope, known for its durability. It is tied so that it retains its balance when hung. A sculptural bowl also works if you don't have a sunny window.
Plant Bondage - ash wood, porcelain. Plant Bondage reinterprets the planter into something elegant and fanciful. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese bonsai tradition of Kokedama, Farrah and Taylor create a self-sustaining structure, a minimalist bronze frame to hang a floating plant, with a wooden base and porcelain dish to soak its bound roots.
I stumbled upon a really cool indoor gardening concept the other day – string gardens. “Kokedama” is basically the Japanese art of enclosing a plants roots in a moss ball and suspending that plant – sort of a hanging bonsai concept. This would be a great idea if you’re limited in outdoor space or even if you just want to try something a bit different than growing plant in pots. It seems very easy to do and looks cool! There’s a wonderful tutorial at Design Sponge if you want to know how to ...
Ethereal Beauty: Fedor van der Valk Discusses His String Gardens. "I created 3-D crochet webs as a base or skeleton for a miniature world. This needed plants to prevent the whole thing for becoming too clumpy, I came up with the idea to hang the plants as little floating islands in the holes of the web..."