String gardens are simple and fun to make. Any plant can be used, but ones with smaller root bases are ideal (begonias, orchids, grass or even small trees can be used). The roots should be covered in a ball of soil held together with an exterior layer of moss, and wound tightly with string.
To keep these guys alive, soak them for 10-15 minutes in water once a week (ferns twice). Fill a bucket with about 2 cups of water, place the string garden in the bucket and wait for it to absorb all of the water. Let the garden drain in a sink until water stops dripping before changing.
These decorative balls not only add color and life to any decorative scheme, but are actually fun to care for and arrange.
They make for eye catching interiors, especially when various lengths of string are used to create gardens at different levels.
If we woke up your imagination, you can try yourself out by watching this video: