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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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    That is a very interesting WK plenty to look at and admire.

    My only concern is the light coloured ???? in the front (or is the light) I would like either 3 small smooth rives stones (same as back) or one rough river stone again same colour as other rocks.

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    Coming along nicely with the moss, good growth there. :)
     
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    Hi All.
    Thank you Evelyn :)
    Thank you ADA :) The moss is growing slow but steady. No rush with this one ;) I think about 5--6 months LoL We will see ??

    Thank You Keith ;) It was not the light ;) It is a light stone "White well more cream :D Just fitted in the space?? Thinking of placing some hair grass in the hollow at the front?? with Crypt pava at the back and making a drift around the DW with smaller plants at the front. Maybe some pog?? I love the leaf shape of this plant :rolleyes: And it grew well last time. When the plants grow in the stones will just about be seen ;) I can change the stones ?? We will see how it looks ?? Never say never things evolve over time :)
     
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    Hi All. Another Little one based on Diego's work ;) This little one has Cacti & succulents As the planting and dry hazel nut cones? "Weird sharp shape " Sort of fits the dry dessert look :cool:

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    Another fantastic planting my only comment on the planting is the colour of the plate I personally would like to see either a sandy or a colour of the small substrate you have used.

    The white even though it looks nice and clean it looks like you work is enclosed in a strong white ring and giving it a very tight restricted appearance.

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    Hi Keith, Thank you :) I have not got to the shops yet for other colour plates.I have been very busy. I will get some new plates & bowls soon. So i just used what was at hand on this little one :D
     
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    Hi Keith, Great idea with the pottery paint :kiss: Nice link too :cool-new:
     
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    :star: What about covering the plate with tile adhesive (or so) and press sand and little stones in it?
     
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    Hi Evelyn, Funny you say that :shocked: Keith said about PVA glue:smile-new: This morning in an Email. Great minds think alike :clap:
     
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    Isn't it obviously the best?
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    Roy & Evelyn remember I have tried the PVA method on Styrene Foam and Glass and it works.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    it works and it looks good Keith! :eagerness:
     
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    Hi All, I have started a New W-K :glee: I have glued a piece of DW to a stone.And glued Cotton to the DW to act as a wick for the water. Then i planted up with moss and some trip. Hoping the trip will look like ivy growing up an old tree. Still thinking about the other planting??
    Two pics one when i started and the second one about 4 weeks later

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    Hi Roy, :clap:
    in my opinion it needs a little bit of something "grassy" on the foot of the tree + some stones....
     
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    I really like the forms of the tree!
    Stones are a good idea moss-maniac! =)
     
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    The black container is perfect for that job it shows of the strength of the greenery on the tree.

    I would try to concentrate on highlighting that tree above every thing else.

    On one of your trips see if you can find a mix selection of sizes of a dark coloured gravel and rocks with at least one larger feature rock.

    Also see if you can find a few small pieces of twiggy bits as if they have fallen off the tree.

    I would try to highlight the base of the tree with just a hint of moss (one side only) at the base of the large feature stone.

    I hope this all makes sense if not I will make one of my rough sketches for you.

    It will be a KIS in perfection it is the case of "Less is more"

    Tree, rocks and the little bit of moss.

    Keith :cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi All, Added some river stones and planted up with Moss Crypt pava and Lilaeopsis :)

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    That is a great little centre piece for your table.

    Keith :cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi All, A better photo of the tree :wabi-kusa:

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