these are the images of my wabikusa
when you put them side-by-side
I just wanted to share some photos of my attempt to do wabikusa. Most of them are 2 weeks old.
Here are some new photos of my wabikusa set up. From terrarium style (tank covered with cellophane)to acclimating them into an air conditioned atmosphere (open tank). As you can see, they are starting to acclimate well. There are some dried up leaves on some of them but the newer leaves are doing fine.
I have been busy lately but I do have a few photos of other wabikusa displays. Hope you guys enjoy them.
ADA sober refinement of grass (Karen) finally came to an end.
To be decomposed by curiosity I have drained off some yarn wound. Wrap it in a few things like a pebble mulch, I feel even more wrapped in yarn wrapped in peat moss. I think there’s been another solid fertilizer probably pebble. Rishia Uiromosu and weeds and pedicle based on this (Bakobamayaka etc.), I feel was wrapped in yarn. First, the base was made of peat moss and I think water withered veins (veins like) and petioles (not to be) I think mulch is used it also had entered the base if it can own and I thought, eh go so well
There is no literal translation of wabikusa in English.
Wabi denotes something aesthetic, imperfectly beautiful and natural.
Kusa means grass, or sometimes, plant.
It denotes something natural, beautiful, sweetly imperfect and involving plants.
The English language is clearly not conceptual enough to have a single word to express all those connotations, which is probably why we have kept the name wabikusa; to maintain the simple elegance of the concepts the Japanese name denotes.
Wabikusa is a ball of substrate covered with plants that are grown in their terrestrial form, very similar to plants that are grown hydroponically in nurseries. This substrate ball is placed directly into a small glass container with some water in and then allowed to grow naturally.
This is a very different approach to aquascaping techniques, where the layout of the aquarium is planned with exquisite care and the plants are carefully maintained. Wabikusa allows nature to flow freely, and as such it produces stunning result.
My name is Novianto Sutardi.
I am an aquascaper from Indonesia, and this blog is made to help those who are trying to create and grow their own wabikusa.
Materials are taken from various resources, compiled in order to help curious aquascaper on their journey to develop this wonderful art of growing aquatic plants.
Hopefully, you can learn something from this blog.