Succulents took centre stage at the Marramarra Makerspace Studio on Saturday when 19 women took gardening and creativity to a new level making living wreaths.
Later in the day, moss and thyme stepped into the limelight for the kokedama workshop. Kokedama is Japanese for ‘moss ball’ and is a centuries old tradition of potting up plants in a ball of moss.
Renelle Fitzgerald from Bathurst, who started her business Pop-Up Succulent Shop from a hobby, presented the workshops. “I tell everybody the exact process and all the materials needed so they can go home and do it themselves.”
Participants will keep on enjoying their creativity for a long time after the workshop as the succulents are planted into the wreath and will keep on growing for many years.
Renelle said many participants followed her on Facebook and kept her updated with photos of how their creations were growing.
She gets very good feedback from the workshops. “Everybody loves doing it, even those who said they were not very creative or had a black thumb.” Renee Piddington agreed saying it was amazing and a great way to spend a morning.