The Japanese word kokedama translates to English as “moss ball”. This simplicity is the very essence of this elegant garden art form. Kokedama is a type of kusamono-an ornamental planting meant to be displayed on its own. Essentially, kokedama is a ball of mud covered in moss and planted with a single or multiple specimens. It is either suspended from string, mounted to a piece if driftwood or bark, or set in a shallow dish.