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DIY Kokedama String Gardens | Martha Stewart Living - Being a flower school, our students and staff are always on the lookout for the latest trends. Over the last few years, the Japanese art of Kokedama has become increasingly popular. Kokedama means literally, "moss ball," and it's easy to see why! These cute plants have their root systems removed, introduced to new soil, bound and bonsaied into a neat little ball. The greatest part about this DIY project is that anyone can do it!

DIY Kokedama String Gardens | Martha Stewart Living - Being a flower school, our students and staff are always on the lookout for the latest trends. Over the last few years, the Japanese art of Kokedama has become increasingly popular. Kokedama means literally, "moss ball," and it's easy to see why! These cute plants have their root systems removed, introduced to new soil, bound and bonsaied into a neat little ball. The greatest part about this DIY project is that anyone can do it!

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'interwoven' involves the careful channeling of root systems to create braids, spirals and delicate motifs.

'interwoven' involves the careful channeling of root systems to create braids, spirals and delicate motifs.

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...A great example of why we need to stop labeling things as "weeds," and yanking them out...without thinking about the impact that will have on the environment~

...A great example of why we need to stop labeling things as "weeds," and yanking them out...without thinking about the impact that will have on the environment~

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The mycelium (this is the microscopic root system of the mushroom) grows either around or into the roots of the plant depending on the type of fungus.

The mycelium (this is the microscopic root system of the mushroom) grows either around or into the roots of the plant depending on the type of fungus.

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Jorge Mayet's tree sculptures produced from paper, wire, fabric, and acrylic showcase the ways in which a tree's roots often mimic the branches that sprout above ground. In these suspended works the underground systems are far more expansive than what appears above the earth, showing t

Jorge Mayet's tree sculptures produced from paper, wire, fabric, and acrylic showcase the ways in which a tree's roots often mimic the branches that sprout above ground. In these suspended works the underground systems are far more expansive than what appears above the earth, showing t

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Thymes Catalog | Photography: Lauren Krysti, Stylist: Helen Quinn, Art Direction  Design: Wink Mpls, Scott Thares, Melanie Haroldson

Thymes Catalog | Photography: Lauren Krysti, Stylist: Helen Quinn, Art Direction Design: Wink Mpls, Scott Thares, Melanie Haroldson

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Panoramic detail photograph of a large tree root. This panorama photograph shows about a 8 foot section of root that was reaching down to a creek from a tree that was 15 feet higher on the hill. Image title: Roots in Search of Water I was hiking down a long narrow canyon and ran across a tree on the hill with a large roots system that must have been 15 feet vertically down and then went along the creek bottom for about another 15 feet horizontally. All photographs are original and...

Panoramic detail photograph of a large tree root. This panorama photograph shows about a 8 foot section of root that was reaching down to a creek from a tree that was 15 feet higher on the hill. Image title: Roots in Search of Water I was hiking down a long narrow canyon and ran across a tree on the hill with a large roots system that must have been 15 feet vertically down and then went along the creek bottom for about another 15 feet horizontally. All photographs are original and...