You may already know that I am a crazy cat lady, but in the last 12 months I have also added crazy plant lady. I joined Connally McDougall for a Kokedama workshop in her Vancouver studio.
Kokedama is the suspension of a plant in a mud or dirt ball that is then covered in moss.
The practice originated in Japan and has become pretty popular in planty circles recently.
I connected with Connally through the BUNZ Vancouver Plant Zone. This is a Facebook group and an offshoot of the popular BUNZ trading site. All trades are done without the exchange of money. The plant group has been an awesome resource for plant information, deals from brick and mortar stores, and of course plant & cutting trades.
Connally ran this workshop in early February in her studio in Vancouver.
Each participant had all the necessary items to make their Kokedama ready to go. And only needed to select a plant or two that they would pop in their Kokedama ball.
Kokedama generally only need watering every couple of weeks, but it will depend on the plant you select.
I saw an amazing Kokedama on Instagram that was a String of Pearls which I secretly would love to do. But my track record with String of Pearls is currently less than stellar. The thing that would work in it’s favour is that it likes infrequent watering like a succulent.
I would love to try this with a Hoya, or Heart Leaf fern as well. The Hoya may work out better than the Heart Leaf fern. It’s another one that is quite fickle for me.
My Kokedama is currently living in my bathroom, hanging from my light fitting. I do bring it out in the living area so it can get some indirect sunlight every few days.
It got it’s first drink a couple of weeks after being made. And I gave it a soaking in a container of water. Although, Connally did mention that you could syringe water directly into the Kokedama if you wanted as well.
You can find out more about Connally’s offerings by visiting her social media links below. You can message her directly to see when she is next running a plant workshop.
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