Moss Ball Bonsai

Gardening
$16.99
Current Stock:
SKU:
9784805315293
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9784805315293
Format:
Hardcover, Jacketed
Date Published:
03/31/2020
Illustrations:
100 kokedama; color photos and illustrations
Number of Pages:
96
Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

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
  • And more!

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.


About the Author:
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. More of his work can be found on his website www.isso-1999.com