Plant, soil, moss, twine-that’s all you need to create the exciting form of bonsai known as koke (moss) dama (ball).
Moss Ball Bonsai provides all the information you need to make these self-contained gardens, using different types of plants-from flowering trees and ferns to grasses and cacti. A sampling of 100 different kokedama shows how even the most common of house plants can shine in this appealing no-pot environment, while a section on mosses acquaints you with the many tones and textures of this versatile plant family.
With this bonsai guide, you will learn how to:
Create and maintain a healthy home for your miniature garden’s root system
Use inexpensive house plants and cuttings as the basis of your kokedama
Make beautiful (and quirky) group plantings within a single project
Find, collect and propagate moss
Whether resting on a pottery dish or suspended in the air, these little indoor gardens are a wonderful way to add a touch of artistry and greenery to your home or work space.
|Dimensions||191 × 254 mm|
Satoshi Sunamori is a residential garden designer, kusabonsai ("grass bonsai") artist and gardening instructor. After garnering considerable experience in the sale and distribution of bonsai, particularly of flowers and wild grasses, he opened a mini-bonasi and kokedama shop in 1999. His shop Isso, located inside Tokyo's Nishiogi Department Store, is a combination cafe and interior design consultancy that also sells mini-bonsai and kokedama.