The String Gardens are an awe inspiring botanical experience. They elevate gardening in the most literal sense while simultaneously raising expectations in the indoor and home gardening genre.
Created about three years ago by Dutchman, Fedor van der Valk , these three-dimensional botanical treasures transmute the mundane and take the senses on a willful suspension of disbelief.
Fedor gains inspiration from the Japanese practice of Kokedama, a modern development stemming from the art of Bonsai. Traditionally, the root balls of the plant are placed in a shallow dish for display but Fedor’s modern interpratation allows the plants to float above the ground in a three-dimensional crochet frame filled with plaster, soil, moss, and grass; seemingly weightless, sans container.
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