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My first "real" wabi kusa

Discussion in 'Wabi Kusa General Discussion' started by sacid, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. sacid

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    Since my first wk, which I set up as Pre-growing for a later aqua scape, is slowly but steadily growing I have decided to set up another.

    These bowls are pretty cheap at stores here. For this bowl I paid just 6 euros. But then, the fancy ada or do!aqua logo is missing... do'h!!!!

    So. For this wk I used only one aquarium plant. I don't remember the name right now, though.

    The hardscape is made from lava stones I picked up on gran Canaria last summer. for the carpet I used a moss that grows literally on mass behind the parking lot of my office. The main plant in the background grows there as well. I was bold enough to "steal" both :-]

    I hope the plants and moss like the ada amazonia soil.

    And now it is time for some pictures. let me know what you think.
     
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    Sorry, having troubles uploading the pictures. Will try from the office tomorrow.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing this sacid :encouragement:
     
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    Sounds very interesting what you intend to do.

    Re the photos try Photobucket its very easy to use and its FREE.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    My net was slow at home. With the WiFi at work the upload worked.

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    Hi Sacid,

    your big grey leafed shrub is either a curry plant (Helichrysum ithalicum) or a lavender. You can easy find out which one, if you rub a leaf between your fingers and smell.
    Anyway both of them need dry soil - I suppose your WK will be too wet for it - in the long run and it will die.
    What about to do another bowl in mediterranian style with it? Use plants that love it more dry and soil with much sand and broken rocks....
    Your WK does not like direct sun - the mediterranian one you should put directly in the sun - during winter in a cooler room.
     
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    I would guess a Curry plant, it does not look very healthy either, what ever it is.

    Evelyn has given you some excellent advice for you to seriously think about.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    I have a curry plant growing in my herb garden and it will gett very woody and big if it's left to grow.

    I would change this to a smaller emersed stem plant sacid, you will be greatful in the end.

    One good thing is your wabi will survive -5 degree temps and snow :) using the curry plant.

    Apart from that one plant this can be a nice wabi :)

    Ill take a picture later of my curry plant to show you a example.


    before it grows to big
     
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    In fact I have both the plants ev mentioned so will post a photo of both :)
     
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    I did indeed smell on it and even asked a friend. We're sure it is rosemary.

    Also not very ideal for this wk. I'll think on another plant.
     
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    Roy & Evelyn could have a list of suitable plants or know where to look.

    Old dead Rosemary has beautiful wood structure for small work.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Please note its 2 degrees here so the plants are not looking the best, its winter ;)

    Curry plant
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    Lavender
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    Rosemary
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    These plants are also just under 750mm tall including the pots.
     
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    Even with your cold temperatures that looks a rather healthy Rosemary.

    I assume you use it in cooking?

    Keith:cathug:
     
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    Thanks of all my herbs (15+?) The rosemary and mini bay tree look good all year round, the rest start looking better after February :)

    Yes I use them all for cooking.
     

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