Kokodama Snowdrops

moss ball and snowdrops

You might already know how much I love all things Japanese. I came across the Art of Kokodama on @tranquil_plants on Instagram and just had to have a go.

The snowdrop moss ball dangles in the window next to the pelargoniums that have flowered for over a year now – ‘Winter says hello to Summer’

kokodama, snowdrop mossball

back lit by a sunny Golden EuonymusΒ outside in the garden.

Joining Cathy with her ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme. It is always delightfully uplifting to see what she and other gardeners pop into a vase – or other container – each week.

I’m new to Instagram, not sure how to use it yet, but if you would like to see what I put on there here is a link.

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53 responses to “Kokodama Snowdrops

  1. Beautiful!! I Love the photos that where taken πŸ™‚

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  2. What an original way to display snowdrops – and very Japanese-y. Just found you on IG, too:)

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  3. I love Japanese things too. These are beautiful. I am going to look at this meme..maybe join. πŸ˜„ -jane-

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  4. I’ve seen all sorts of snowdrop posts but this is the first snowdrop Kokedama. Well done!

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  5. Very pretty πŸ™‚ x

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  6. That is so cheery!

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  7. I love this idea, wish I hadn’t repotted the orchids!

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  8. Murtagh's Meadow

    That looks so lovely.

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  9. How pretty and clever of you to make it. I know it sounds simple but it looks clever and that is always a bonus!

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  10. I just bought a fern in a Kokedama a couple of weeks ago at our Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. I like it with the snowdrops.

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  11. Beautiful photography. πŸ˜€

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  12. This is a delightful way to display snowdrops and they’re especially sweet with the pelargoniums in your windowsill.

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  13. This looks fascinating and I will have to read up on it! Love seeing the mossy snowdrops!

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    • Some of the sites I looked at made it sound very complicated, but I just gathered moss from a damp bit of lawn, dug up a snowdrop with a trowel, leaving a nice ball of soil round the bulbs. I put the moss over the soil and wrapped it round with some spare yarn. I did tie a loop in the yarn first and then once I’d finished wrapping I threaded the yarn through the loop to secure.

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  14. I was only yearning after a succulent grown this way the other day…and now you have done this with snowdrops. Love your post for today. The Shatesbury snowdrop initiative is lovely. Did you go to the talk?

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  15. Laurie Graves

    Love it! Winter says hello to summer.

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  16. This is delightful Sandra – and they look so cosy tucked up in that moss. I checked on the Pelargoniums that are overwintering in the sitooterie and they are still in full flower, despite virtually no attention. Where do they get their energy from?!

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    • I know – those pelargoniums are amazing – I do feed them with Tomorite, once a week in the spring/summer and less often the rest of the year. Do you feed yours?

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      • Not when they are overwintering, I don’t, and they are only watered when I thnk of it, perhaps once a month at the most. They may get the occasional liquid feed in their outside spot

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        • Mine have been outside in their pots all summer, I brought them inside on an East facing windowsill and as they kept flowering I kept watering and feeding – but less so – they still look healthy and are flowering valiantly on.

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  17. Just love this idea, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  18. I am definitely gonna have a go at this unique way to bring blooms inside!!

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  19. How unusual! like most Japanese ideas.

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  20. What a beautiful idea.

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