Yesterday I went to a nursery in my area that I had yet to visit…a bonsai nursery! I left with two little guys, a chinese elm & I don’t know what the other is…it’s a flower bush. I am fascinated by the elm tree, the leaves are so tiny. I chose one that had moss growth over the soil so it really adds to the faerie look of it. There’s even a tiny “log” from a branch that fell. The flower bush has tiny blooms on it also.
I bought the flower bush with an ulterior motive…I wanted to try making a string garden, or “Kokedama”…which is basically a plant suspended in a soil ball on it’s own without a pot or container to hold it. When I was forming the soil into a ball, a lone resident surprised me by crawling out…there was a worm inside, thankfully I didn’t smash it! You’re supposed to use a clay based soil to form the ball, but I didn’t want to spend the money on a giant bag of soil for one little project. I used the planter paper stuff I put on my pallet planter to wrap the ball and keep everything together. Water can go through that still…so hopefully it won’t be an issue. To finish it off I tied moss around it. It reminds me of the Little Prince…it’s like a tiny planet.
After that I made a super basic macrame hanger so that I could hang my flower bush planet in the window.
I was in a DIY mood yesterday so when I was done with the bonsai, I made two cactus pillows for my couch. I had seen this tutorial on Brit.Co & had to try it for myself. It was really quick & easy. I added a couple pom poms for fun & that was that!