Containers forum: Have you ever heard of Kokedama???

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Name: Kim
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klc
Sep 20, 2014 3:27 AM CST
Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form that basically has moss used as a container for a plant...google it and you can find all kinds of info on how to do it....really easy!!

Here is a picture of a bromeliad that I did using the Kokedama method....seems to like it so far!! I also have a couple ferns done this way ....

Have no clue what kind....Home Depot special, but I love it's colors....

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I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
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purpleinopp
Sep 20, 2014 7:07 AM CST
That's fascinating! I think your plant is a Cryptanthus.
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Christine
Sep 20, 2014 7:31 AM CST
Very pretty brom, I like the colors. Interesting planting method Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 22, 2014 11:50 AM CST

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That is certainly interesting. And seems easy enough to do.
Love the leaf color of your bromeliad.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 22, 2014 12:25 PM CST
Yup I have heard of Kokedama..been wanting to indulge in it..but just got lazy..so I just enjoy seeing lovely kokedama displays when I go to Japantown in San Francisco.

Love your Kokedama! Do update later on how the growth goes. It sure works well with most indoor tropicals.
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Cinta
Sep 22, 2014 11:43 PM CST
What a neat idea Kim. I have 4 of those plants. I love the color too so much I use it in different pots.
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Cinta
Sep 24, 2014 10:52 AM CST
I took some pics of mine today. Thank you for the idea I can borrow. I found them for 1.00 at Lowes.

This one I put in a little birdhouse I found at the thrift store.
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This one is a darker red. I need to figure out what to do with it and I am think your idea is perfect.
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I also picked these two up for 1.00 at Lowes and need to figure out how to display them.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 24, 2014 11:11 AM CST

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The colors are so beautiful. Wish I was more into caring for house plants, I would give them a try.
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tarev
Sep 24, 2014 11:30 AM CST
I have seen a display in Japantown where they hang the kokedamas on a bare tree. Really looks cute and neat. Too bad can't get photo, owner prohibited it.
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Cinta
Sep 24, 2014 2:47 PM CST
tarev said:I have seen a display in Japantown where they hang the kokedamas on a bare tree. Really looks cute and neat. Too bad can't get photo, owner prohibited it.


That is odd. If you stand across the street and snap a pic is that not allowed?
How are they different from Chinatown San Francisco? I took a lot of pictures there because I had to go there several times a year for business.
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tarev
Sep 24, 2014 3:14 PM CST
Nah, can't see it across the street, it was in the third floor, so only way to see it to visit that display area. There were other displays on the mall across but not as impressive as that one on the third floor of that particular store.

Japantown is much cleaner and more organized compared to Chinatown SF
Name: Kim
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klc
Sep 24, 2014 3:34 PM CST
I bet they would look really nice hanging from trees!!! Another thing to keep "tucked back" for future reference.... Hurray!
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
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Cinta
Sep 24, 2014 5:03 PM CST
tarev said:Nah, can't see it across the street, it was in the third floor, so only way to see it to visit that display area. There were other displays on the mall across but not as impressive as that one on the third floor of that particular store.

Japantown is much cleaner and more organized compared to Chinatown SF


Okay I get it. This process reminds me of mounting orchids. When I saw these I picked them up to try mounting orchids and these to a limb. I thought it would have some color when the orchids are not in bloom.

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ArtKokedama
Dec 2, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Hi all,
if you are looking for som informations about kokedama (how to make it, take care, where you can find the soil...) you can have a look at my website :

http://art-kokedama.com/

Have fun
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valleylynn
Dec 2, 2014 11:14 AM CST

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Hi ArtKokedama. Welcome to ATP.
What an amazing art form of growing plants. This is the first time I have heard of this art form, when this thread was started by Kim.
Can you tell me what kawaii means.
Name: Kim
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klc
Dec 2, 2014 11:23 AM CST
Hi ArtKokedama and TY for the link to your site. I have bookmarked it and also subscribed to your emails.

I wish I had areas around my house where I could put plants... I can think of soooo many possibilities for this planting method. I love it...so simple and "pure".
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
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tarev
Dec 2, 2014 11:33 AM CST
kawaii means cute Big Grin
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 2, 2014 12:41 PM CST

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Thank you tarev. Thumbs up

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ArtKokedama
Jan 2, 2015 7:18 AM CST
Hi valleylynn,
sorry for not replying, but i don't receive a mail warning... Kawaï means cute ;) this is a very common japanese word, they use it for everything.

@klc : thank you for bookmarking my website and for subsciption, i will add some articles in 2015.

Happy new year :)
Name: Kim
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klc
Jan 2, 2015 9:51 AM CST
Looking forward to lots of info!! Thank You!
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying

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