Facebook Twitter Text iPhone Android Blackberry

The Garden Mix



Make plans now to join Melinda on her famous Garden Walks at Boerner Botanical Gardens in 2014!

Nationally renowned garden expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moments radio segments. Melinda shares “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative! On this page, Melinda shares some more extensive garden tips, which expand on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments.

New tips are added throughout each month, providing timely step-by-step tips on what you need to do next in your garden! Visit Melinda’s website www.melindamyers.com for more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and answers to your questions.


Kokedama Moss Ball & String Gardens

 
Put an ancient twist on the art of growing indoor plants with kokedama, the Japanese practice of growing plants in a soil filled moss ball.

These moss balls can be used for bonsai, seasonal wild flowers or just about anything green.  Japanese gardeners displayed these moss ball gardens on alters.  Gardeners today are also wrapping them in twine and hanging them from the ceiling.  In either case the construction is similar.
 
Find or make a clay based planting mix.  Some gardeners combine akadaka clay-based bonsai soil alone or combined with peat moss or potting mix.
 
Thoroughly mix, then moisten and form into a ball the size of an orange or grapefruit.  Wrap the ball with sheet moss and secure with fishing line, twine, or wire, depending on your taste.  Punch a hole in the ball. Set a bare root plant in place and tamp to insure good root to soil contact.  Adjust these planting steps as needed.
 
A bit more information:  You will need to do a bit of experimenting, but isn’t that what gardening is about, to find the planting mixture that works best for you and the plants.  A search of the internet will provide additional insight.  Check out Tovah Martin’s fun insight on the background and construction of these gardens by clicking here.  
 
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com


Tags :  
Topics : EnvironmentHospitality_RecreationHuman Interest
Social :


Share This: | More


 
03/04/2013 12:21PM
Kokedama Moss Ball & String Gardens
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
advertise with us
on our blogs
Awesome Candy Bar Commercial
Check out NFL quarterback, Johnny Manziel in this commerical! LOL! Now, if only we could get Aaron Rodgers to do this...
read more
Beautiful...
If you ever get a chance to see Milwaukee from the water...do it! I don't know what it is about the water but everything looks beautiful when you're on the water. I took these over the weekend and just looking at them calms me. We have a beautiful city enjoy it and enjoy what's left of summer:)  
read more
Green Bay Packers
I made it in!
read more
Stadium View
The fun continues ...
read more
Foggy City
Patio lunch on the river. #mke
read more
Mexican Fiesta
Making Pan De Feria at Mexican Fiesta on WISN 12 NEWS This Morning.
read more
Sunday Morning Bike Ride
Bike #selfie
read more
Boat Day!
This is why I love #mke  
read more
Must See VIDEO
What happened when we asked grown men to sing Aretha Franklin songs prior to her concert tonight at the fair? Find out below...  
read more
most recent audio
Recent Blog Posts
Categories
Archives