Kokedama (Japanese for "moss ball") is a style of potting up plants in a ball of moss and displaying them in a dish or suspended in the air. Sometimes called the “Poor Man’s Bonsai” or “string gardens,” the art of binding plants into lush green, mossy spheres and exhibiting them dates back centuries to the Edo era in Japan (around 1600 AD). Modern day, kokedama are becoming increasingly popular due to their nearly self-sustaining nature (they just require some natural lighting and a once-a-week water dunk) and their space-saving qualities (they make lovely hanging display pieces and free up your flooring and shelves of display space). No planter is required, as kokedama use the moss that surrounds them to retain moisture as opposed to a pot. In this workshop, you will make your very own hanging kokedama to take home with you. You will also learn how care for and sustain your kokedama garden. Types of plants available per class may vary, but all plants will be carefully selected and paired to best complement this type of environment. All materials are provided.Location:
This class will take place at Rochester Brainery, located at 176 Anderson Ave F109, Rochester NY 14607.
About the teacher:
Kathleen Rullo is the owner of Jardin Terrariums LLC. She has her masters in curriculum and instruction and has loved plants since the moment she could play in the dirt. Kathleen started Jardin Terrariums three years ago combining her love of nature and teaching. It is her quest to help people engage and reconnect with nature with fun, hands-on projects.
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