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    Default Journal: Nano paludarium "Wabi-kusa" style...!

    Hey all!

    I've seen this being done on APC and PT and finally had some spare time to make one myself..
    As i understand it, "Wabi-kusa" is or means creating a moss ball and planting it with various aquatic and terrestrial plants, which is then kept semi submerged in a suitable container. (you can read a lot more about it on google)


    Here's a bit of a guide, if someone's interested in making one themselves..

    You'll need some clay (ideallyfrom a creek or river), spaghnum moss, scissors, fishing line or black cotton, tweezers, mosses, suitable aquatic and terrestrial plants.




    I used different kinds of mosses, java moss, lichen, clover, selliganella, var. groundcover plants, japanese blood grass, lileopsis brasil., Ludwigia ovalis, Altherenthera. sp., Bacopa sp., Glosso, etc..




    This is the clay ball wrapped in spaghnum moss:




    Added different mosses and secured it again..




    Added Java moss at the bottom, which will be always submerged:


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    And this is the finished product, for now... I will update this regulary and we'll see if Ludwigia @ Co. survive the coming weeks in my sunroom, where it should get plenty of light.



























    Cheers.
    Plantnut.

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    Nice Plantnut. I have seen them on the other forums and was wanting to something similar.

    I had a bowl that I was going to do something similar to Graeme's bowl, but you have just changed my mind and I just might do a "Wabi-kusa" tomorrow.
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    cant say iv'e seen these b4, looks very intricate, ur not a surgeon by any chance are u keep us updated as id'e like to see what it turns out like ?

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    seen lots of these over at TPT..

    i think they look pretty cool...

    yours is looking sweet Plantnut.. might give one of these a go...
    ... Cheers,
    Dylan.

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    very cool....love the idea Where did you get such a nice assortment of moss from? did yu buy it or collect it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish_r View Post
    cant say iv'e seen these b4, looks very intricate, ur not a surgeon by any chance are u keep us updated as id'e like to see what it turns out like ?
    Plantnut is a chef.. both proffessions require delicate hands :P

    Very nice Plantnut.

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    Thumbs up beautiful

    That is really beautiful

    I have seen something along these lines done by Amano.
    But to actually see one being created is awesome
    Thanks for taking the time to show us all how its done.

    And you better keep it updated with photos!!!!! :-))

    Graeme
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