Is anyone else craving greenery and gardens now that we’re in the middle of winter and all the trees are bare?
We’ve been spending some extra attention on our indoor plants as we wait for Spring outside. Which got us thinking about some fun and modern gardens. Years ago, we had heard about these string gardens that are held together with string. We absolutely love the idea! We of course had our own ideas on this concept and when we put it together it came out so great, we wanted to share.
- A bag of sheet moss
- Floral Wire
- Wire cutters
- Plants – I used succulents
First start by measuring out strands of floral wire. Depending on the size of the plant, you will want to make sure that it can wrap around the entirety of the soil and root ball of the plant. For the larger plant (4-5 inch) I cut the strands 2 feet long.
The number of strands also depends on the plant. I used four for the larger plant and three for the smaller 2 inch plants. I recommend a minimum of 3 pieces of wire.
Place the wire across the inside of a bowl. It will look like spokes on a wheel or how you cut a pizza. For added support, you can bend the wire to the sides of the bowl to hold it in place.Next, you are going to measure the sheet moss to make sure it too also covers the base of the plant. You can do one of two things.
- You can cut the piece to where it covers the bottom of the soil on each side.
- Lay a longer piece of moss into the bowl and then measure around the plant that way.
Once you have it measured, cut and place into the bowl with the green side down.Next, add the plant to the bowl. If your sheet moss is a bit too short, remove some of the dirt from the bottom of the plant.Next, you are going to start to fold the moss up towards the bottom of the plant. Then one by one, twist the two ends of each piece of floral wire together to hold the moss into place.You will have your moss ball at the bottom and a number of different floral wire ends around the top. Gather all the ends of the wire together and twist. With those wire you are going to want to create a loop on the end.This is why you want to make the wire quite a bit longer. You can always cut it down if they are too long.Then from here, you loop another piece of floral wire around the loop and hang at whatever length you want. We followed the same method for the smaller plants and viola, you have yourself floating plants and a DIY String Garden! We hope you enjoy your string garden as much as we do ours. We’re going to making a few for the treehouse this spring too.
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