Sunday, 21 February 2016

Snowdrop Kokedama

I first saw kokedama being described on Gardeners' World earlier in the year.  Kokedama is a plant that is growing in a ball of moss, held together with string and then tied up so that they dangle.  Just think 1970s macrame plant hangers but with a twist (or should I say more moss?).  I confess I was not totally bowled over by what  I saw of them and dismissed them to the back of my mind.

I went to Easton Walled Gardens the other day where I saw some close up for the first time.
and I was rather taken with them, particularly as they were so simple and understated with these snowdrops gracefully nodding in them.
They formed part of this rather wonderful entrance display.  I am also not a huge fan of hanging baskets, but....
..... these are a cut above the usual hanging-basket-fare.
These small clumps were sconced onto the wall.
and these baskets with cyclamen and hellobores formed part of the display.  I would never had thought of baskets like this and I thought they were wonderful in their simplicity and use of plants.
I was hugely taken with the whole effect.  I think I might be a convert.

These beautiful creations were made by Alexandra.

More about visiting Easton Walled Gardens to see snowdrops can be found here.

Postscript:

As I was writing this I was humming CopaCabana by Barry Manilow, well, actually I was humming CocaCabana, a song Barry Manilow did not write but I have misheard for the past 38 years.  It was only when double checking I was spelling it correctly for this blog that I learned my mistake.  I gift this earworm to you, pronounced however you wish.

9 comments :

  1. I thought the hanging and wall baskets were a great idea too.

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    1. They are rather different from the norm.

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  2. I like this, although I don't think I would have the patience or dexterity to make one. I'm "cag-handed", as my mum so generously describes it. Thanks for the ear worm, no seriously thanks, the associated dancing will keep me warm on this (another) horrid day. :)

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    1. Yes I don't think I could make them either - I'm not coordinated enough.

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  3. Her name was Lola... Lovely blog as ever, I'm quite Taken with those meself!

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  4. They are rather fun. And presumably, at this time of year, self watering.

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    1. I imagine so - some were hanging quite high up - they'd be a devil to water.

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  5. Was a Barry Manilow earworm really necessary? I gift you this in return

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8U-I0RH8Cc

    Enjoy!

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