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It's Rootamentary! How to Make a Root Globe...

When walking through our greenhouse, you can often find Eddie Anderson, McDonald Garden Center owner, with his hands deep in the soil potting plants and experimenting with new gardening ideas. Today, we found him creating what he calls, Root Globes…. a project any plant lover can try at home.

Anderson had several plants removed from their pot with just their root ball exposed. He then wrapped the plant's roots in wet sphagnum moss he had in a nearby bucket. Next, he wrapped the moss with clear fishing wire well enough to hold the moss on the plant's roots. And, voila… and Root Globe masterpiece!

If you've been looking for a new and out of the box way to display houseplants, this is a project for you. Try hanging Root Globes by simply adding a string around it or inserting a hanger into the rootball before covering it with moss. We also suggest resting it in a saucer or any decorative plate to display on a coffee table or shelf. We hope this process inspires you as much as it did us. So go for it! Dig in and make a Root Globe to wow your friends and family with your green thumb skills. It's easy! All you need is...

  • Plant - We recommend Orchids, Anthurium, Bromelliads and footed ferns such as Rabbit Foot Fern.
  • Sphagnum Moss
  • Clear Fishing Wire
  • If you'd like, add decorative string or hangers
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