Earlier this week I won an extremely generous RAOK from pweifan which included everything needed to make a wabi kusa. Here you can see all the supplies he sent. My only contributions were a few stems, thread, and some black flourite I had leftover.
Then I just followed his steps he posted in his wabi kusa journal. First was forming the ball and covering it in sphagnum moss. I only used about 2/3 of the clay because I was afraid it wouldn't fit in the bowl. I think it turned out to be a nice size:
Next was the moss, tied with cotton thread:
In it's home, misted, and watered:
Sorry for the glare. I'll have to put something dark under it the next time I get a picture. Right now I have it sitting next to my 12 long with my reading lamp above it (13w cfl):
I'll post pictures in a week or so to show how the plants are doing. For those curious, here's the list:
- Peacock moss
- Hydrocotyle sp. Japan
- Glossostigma elatinoides
- Ludwigia sp.
- Bacopa Caroliniana
- Rotala Mini Butterfly