Tranquil Plants Blog

BBC Two - Monty Don's Japanese garden journey and its link to Kokedama

  The Japanese have always had a special attitude towards gardening that comprises patience, contentment and spirituality. Recently the renowned television presenter Monty Don on Gardeners` World BBC two has been travelling around Japanese gardens, exploring their iconic link to Zen, the traditional role of the tea ceremony, the rolling green moss of Buddhist temples and other botanical intrigues. For the episode on BBC 1, click here  Among the wild pink of cherry blossoms the gardens are awash with a sea of green moss, and this natural blanket is what forms the basis of our use of the traditional Japanese art...

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The Flourishing Fashion of Kokedama

The Kokedama trend has been growing feverishly in a newly-sprouting world of budding gardeners and green-fingered renegades, so we at Tranquil Plants thought it would be rather fitting to shed a little light on the custom of ‘plants with no pot’.

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Origin of Tranquil Plants

Japan has long been the spiritual home of ornamental plants and it is the country of origin for bonsai which became a specialist plant culture of its own and spread world-wide. Kokedama or moss ball also has its origins in Japan where they are very popular. Tranquil plants have continued this Kokedama tradition and hand-make these unique moss ball plants in the UK.  People are loving the unique style, natural influence and lovely, calming atmosphere Tranquil Plants bring to table decorations, desks, kitchens and bathrooms as well as to commercial spaces such as cafes, restaurants and offices too. The plants are a unique...

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Tranquil Plants' Solutions to Pollutants

They’ve been doing it for aeons. They’ve been working at it for billions of years - and much of the time we do in fact forget that they are the only reason that we are alive today, we're talking about Plants of course!

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Tips for a more Tranquil Christmas

How can you make your Christmas even more meaningful this year?  We thought we’d like to talk a bit about happiness.  Have you ever asked yourself where happiness comes from?   Sometimes Christmas can become about buying lots of gifts in the pursuit of making yourself or others happy, but happiness is a state of mind, and so cannot come directly from a gift, which is quite clearly not a state of mind.   That means (luckily) that happiness doesn’t depend on physical stuff - happiness can be increased merely by focusing your mind on more positive thought patterns.  Instead of an...

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