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Snowdrop Kokedama

By Ozhene @papaver
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.
Snowdrop Kokedama and I was rather taken with them, particularly as they were so simple and understated with these snowdrops gracefully nodding in them.
Snowdrop Kokedama They formed part of this rather wonderful entrance display.  I am also not a huge fan of hanging baskets, but....
Snowdrop Kokedama ..... these are a cut above the usual hanging-basket-fare.
Snowdrop Kokedama These small clumps were sconced onto the wall.
Snowdrop Kokedama 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.
Snowdrop Kokedama 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.

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.

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