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post #14 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Xalyx View Post
That green algae gives your rock a lot of character IMO
Thanks! It has "aged" them well in a short amount of time. But the GREEN sand has got to go... I can understand why some may not consider these fieldstones as "Iwagumi stones." It's true that they aren't the high-dollar, imported stones that you typically see in Iwagumi or "natural" tanks.

The stones used in Zen gardens are typically native to the area where the garden is located. This stone is native to the NW Georgia area where I live and is evidence that this area was once an ancient sea. It "works" for me.

Once again, think this:


Or this link of the Ryoan-ji garden.

Not this:

Or even this:

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