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Old 03-02-2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default My first wabi kusa w/ step by step pics!

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:

All planted:

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

Last edited by rocksmom; 03-02-2013 at 07:06 AM.. Reason: update
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