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My New Wabi-Kusa's

Discussion in 'Wabi-Kusa Journals' started by Greenfinger2, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Keith

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    Roy you have certainly developed a few very pleasing plantings to sit back and admire.

    What I am noticing now is white plates etc hunt the Opp shops to see if you can find either black or earthy coloured containers.

    By doing that there could be a little less distraction and glare from the containers/plates.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Evelyn, Thank you :) One stone coming up ;)
     
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    Hi Keith, Thank you :) I will look out for some more bowls plates. A trip to the charity shops ;)
     
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    Hi All, This idea i got from Diego,s Work on another forum Link below. This guys work is truly Exquisite :rolleyes:
    Error | AquaScaping World Forum

    A great little table piece:) My one is done with slate and lichen from a branch.
    Two photos one of Diego,s work:rolleyes: And one of my attempt
     

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    This is something I like very much.

    Treating the two as Aquascapes there is one massive difference, "Less is best"

    Your "5" major pieces of slate is very interesting and well laid out.

    As far as the rest there is too much to look at for some reason it becomes a distraction.

    I would like to see at least 50-75% less no substrate smash up a few pieces into small pieces of slate to make it look more natural.

    Also try to create a distinct mound for your feature pieces.

    The mound could be made from soft black substrate.

    In the gaps at base level a strong green moss could be considered.

    Container a similar dish but a flat black in colour.

    Keith:):)
     
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    very nice roy and a great idea diego :), i might have to try this one
     
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    Hi Jason,Thank you :) Give it a go there fun to do :D
     
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    Hi Keith, Thank you :) It was done on the spur of the moment.The base is a puzzle tin lid.That i nick it of the grandson. He has not found out yet :) It was the only thing i could find. I think a smaller base would work better. As you said there's to much surrounding rock work that becomes a distraction :( I like the idea of raising the main rock work too :rolleyes:I will be out and about round the shops this week i will see what i can find. No white things though;) Funny thing the W-K that i am doing for the comp is on a white dish:( I will be changing that too. As you said i have been using a lot of white lately time for something new :D
     
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    I haven't all understand about Keith's post and Greenfinger's post but I find the rocks you've used and your Wabi Kusa amazing Greenfinger! =)
     
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    Roy and myself have worked together on several "projects".

    I have a very large and lengthy background in design work.

    When we criticise each others work its always very constructive (by that I mean we will suggest alternatives).

    It can be very hard some times when you only have a photo in front of you.

    Its something we both enjoy helping others.

    The main points we always agree on are KIS (Keep It Simple) and Less is more, (in design work it can refer to keep it to a minimum), example, all that slate is distracting from the three main feature slate pieces.

    If you have trouble understanding my design postings please tell me and I will try to explain them to you.

    Keith :):)
     
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    Hello Keith!

    Don't worry, I understood that it was advices and I'm agree with the fact that criticizes are necessary when they are constructive like yours. No, the problem is that I have a "global" english vocabulary, so I don't understand when it is about a precise thing like here! Nevertheless, I can also learn new vocabulary thanks to that! :)
     
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    oui? Glom (i knew that word without google help) :) Its the only way to learn :D and your English is 99.9% better than my French ;)

    C'est la seule façon d'apprendre: D et votre anglais est de 99,9% de mieux que mon français <<<< google translate
     
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    paint it black....:cool:
     
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    Same with me Glom,
    thank god, that nobody knows, how I SPEAK English! :mad:
     
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    I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one! My English accent is completely awful! :(


    Merci beaucoup, c'est très gentil! (Thank you very much, that's really kind!) :)
    I also use Google Translate sometimes when I'm not sure about a word or a sentence! ^^'

    I have a question Greenfinger, do you use a "automatic water spray" for keep all your Wabi-Kusa healthy? (I'm thinking about how to keep my futur one!) :)
     
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    To all, just as well I do not use Aussie "Slang" you would have to use a special dictionary.

    The only French word I use every day is the Cat's name "Deintie" I believe its a 12th Century word meaning precious and petite.

    Keith:):)
     
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    I have a question Greenfinger, do you use a "automatic water spray" for keep all your Wabi-Kusa healthy? (I'm thinking about how to keep my futur one!)

    Hi Glom, No i just use a hand mister and mist once in the morning and again at night :)
     
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    Hi Evelyn, Great idea:cool: I never thought of that. Thank you :clap:
     
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    Hi All, Update on this one :) The moss is starting to settle in now :rolleyes: Been thinking about other plants for the substrate part, Crypt wendtii brown -- Crypt pava -- Lilaeopsis brasiliensis -- Ammania sp. bonsai -- These plants i will be getting in a few weeks. Well there's no rush:) This time i am going to add a W-K ball in the back of this as it has a large gap in the back and i had problems getting plants to grow in there last time:( It stays moist in there so the W-K ball will not dry out :D Not sure what plants yet but something tallish.

    063. 064. 065. 066.
     
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