Hey I put a stick and some sand and rocks in a vase too today. I have some tough hairgrassy looking stuff I pulled from next to a dam, some of it was growing submerged. I put it into a bucket of water outside still with the dam mud on the roots and it was still alive today. Might try to put some in. Good idea. I'm experimenting with attaching moss and round pelia pieces to the parts of the wood that is kept moist by wicking and evopration using just capillary attraction, to encourage natural growth patterns. I intend to increase water levels gradually and adding new moss to the waterline. Also stuck a tiny piece of java fern on a rough granite rock. I'll take a pick in the AM.
Cape Town, South Africa.
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