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Old 08-28-2011, 06:57 PM   #31
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Got the peat but it was way to windy on the balcony today. Here's my starter plant collection~

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Old 08-29-2011, 08:17 AM   #32
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Ooooooo Ahhhhhh Done yet?
Sage, This is a "Perfect " project for those with limited space and so easy to make!

I took a wander and rolled up another one this weekend. It's surprising how little time it takes to create one.
I'll be keeping mine inside so they'll be set into shallow containers for easy watering.
Had I a longer growing season, I'd definitely hang them from the balcony. I like the look of a cluster.

Come on you big tough men....Bring em on....Show us your doughty little balls.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:07 AM   #33
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Yes, I think once the medium is prepared, it will be easy to create new ones more quickly. Oh! I still need twine!
Right now we're back at Tillman Swamps and then we'll probably move on to another.
The Belted Kingfishers and Green Herons are so much fun to watch!
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:36 AM   #34
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Contestant #2
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Arriving in a Splash of green
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:54 PM   #35
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Are those rooted?

I think for watering the hanging balls, you can take them down and give each a soak in a pail, or hold a bowl of water up for them to take a drink.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:19 AM   #36
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Oh yes, most definitely!
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The variety wound into its base is a Wolf's Claw Club-moss more commonly known as a Running Club-moss.
It's a trailing vine that sends out roots along its way. That's why It was so easy to incorporate into a kokedama ball. I gently pulled a nice sized vine free from the forest litter, dug out a compactable peat-mossy type of a soil from beneath a decomposed tree and started applying it at the vines beginning. As I wound the vine around the ball of soil whenever a root came up, I applied more soil over it. Round and round I went placing soil upon the rooted areas until the vine reached its growing tip.
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I then inserted another "erect" (tree-like) variety of the club moss called a Ground pine into its top.
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You may notice their differences a bit more in this overhead shot.
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A couple of them in blossom
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:07 PM   #37
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How cute! Great report!
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:09 PM   #38
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Twiddling my thumbs waiting to view those (Hint hint) created by others.....
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:26 PM   #39
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I still don't have twine! We've also been out most days and I need a chunk of time cuz I have to create my medium. And my WG priority now is directed towards the two contests which just ended! We need more entrants!
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I think the aftermath of storm Irene is keeping a lot of the members busy at the moment.
There's been a big drop of activity in almost all areas of the site ever since.

If you have any fishing line that would work for winding around the balls. Invisible too!
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