A while ago, when my Crassula Barklyii was missing a core, I posted it on Instagram to ask everyone for their opinion. Later that day I found out that a caterpillar had munched the mother plant. On that day, Derya reached out to me and suggested a pesticide that could help solved the problem. I barely knew her, but she was genuinely concerned with my problem. After a quick chat, I found out that she's been growing succulents for awhile and lives in Sydney. I asked her if I could do a quick interview and here's what she had to say.
Meet Jacqui King, who started making kokedamas for family and friends and then launched her brand. Before she knew it she was making custom orders, selling at markets and running workshops. Last year, she was featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin and @thevintagebrocante blog. I asked her a few quick questions about making kokedamas and her workshops. Here is what she said.
Most of the people we have interviewed in this series so far have a decent size of backyard or a big piece of land. Living in a city like Sydney however, which has a massive population we don't always get that big backyard and so we have to adapt to smaller spaces just like James who is a succulent collector living in an apartment and growing amazing plants in his balcony.