Stringing together an indoor hanging garden

The same client that wanted the planters outside her shopfront also wanted hanging moss balls inside her shop. 

 

After a little investigation I discovered that moss balls originated in Japan and are called Kokedama. I've seen articles about hanging gardens in House & Leisure and Elle Decoration but I never thought I'd make one.

 

I spent the weekend constructing mud balls, plastering them with Irish moss and inserting small rooted succulents and orchids into the round moss balls. It was a messy job - some parts were fun, other parts frustrating as moss ball after moss ball collapsed. Even M had a go after watching some of my more dismal failures.

 

Here are a few of my first attempts. I've hung them in my own home as they certainly don't rival Fedor van der Valk's gorgeous designs. But, I like them.