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KOKEDAMA – A QUICK GUIDE

Kokedama in English, literally means  "moss ball" and is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of both bonsai and kusamono planting styles.   Kokodama encapsulates the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi, which can be explained as an appreciation of nature’s imperfections and the transience of natural beauty. Characteristics of Wabi-sabi include simplicity, warmth, earthy, irregular, rough, natural, acceptance and observation. Like Bonsai Kokedama [...]

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6 Christmas Gifts Your Kids Can Make from Garden Clippings

These fun Christmas activities will keep your kids’ interest in gardening alive over the winter months while nature does its work. With just a few regular garden materials, they’ll love making their own unique Christmas wreaths, swags, bouquets, and ornaments to display on the tree and throughout the house this festive season. (more…)

3 Brilliant Things You Can Make Using Pinecones

One of the absolute highlights of autumn is setting a course through the countryside, stepping foot on crunchy leaves and enjoying the vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow which adorn the trees and shrubbery. For just a few short weeks every year, the crisp air and beautiful surroundings inspire us to brave the cold and extend those dog walks, or venture to a pub a little further away than the local. (more…)