Gallery: Flowering String Gardens Suspend Fruits and Greenery in Delica...

 

Suspended from the ceiling by just a few threads and completely unencumbered by pots or containers, these string-bound flora are probably the coolest hanging gardens we’ve seen since Babylon. The work of Fedor van der Valk, the spherical balls of dirt are enveloped in a cocoon of web-like string, and sprout everything from fruit trees to succulents. The resulting gardens are works of art which seem to defy gravity and completely eliminate the need for pots.

“For a while I wanted to make animated videos with crocheted landscapes which were a kind of 3-dimensional spider web covered in moss and grass” says van der Valk. “The idea was to create bonsai-esque plants. To keep the landscapes really airy, I decided to work with hanging plants.” And we’re glad he did!

Van der Valk uses a deft crocheting stitch to whip up the “frames,” so to speak, for his round masterpieces. He then impregnates them with different combinations of moss and earth which help the spheres to keep their shape. Some of the string gardens are mere fistfuls and some are massive – all are beautiful.

+ String Gardens

Via Design.NL

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2 Comments

  1. BoggyWoggy April 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Such a watering nightmare and truly, IMHO, anti-green! Yes, they are beautiful, but watering every day, just to keep them alive! Yikes!

  2. JAMES BLOODWORTH March 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    THE HANGING GARDENS ARE INTERESTING. HOWEVER FOR TWO
    DAYS I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND WHERE AND WHAT KIND
    OF STRING TO GET FOR MY “SNAKE” POLE GREEN BEANS…
    I ALWAYS THJOUGHT U USED A STRING TO RUN THE PLANT
    UP, BUT SEEMS NOBODY DOES…ITS FENCE WIRE, AND.OR
    CANE POLES ETC… I’M TIRED OF LOOKING, BUT I’VE
    LEARNED A LOT….90 YR OLD TRYING FOR ONE MORE GARDEN….

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