štvrtok 21. februára 2019

New Penjing with buxus sempervirens gardendori

My new landscape with buxus sempervirens, collected from my parent´s garden 3 years ago. It grew there for some 20 years. I started to carve it last year and finished today. After carving I lifted it out of the training container and placed on a slab. No messing with the roots at all. I am not going to style the foliage any more as I want it to look like a wild burned tree with bursts of foliage here and there on mostly dead trunk.

piatok 1. februára 2019


I wanted to try something new for my next penjing so I decided to make some rock out of a building block and make a Water and land penjing with chinese elms planted on a main rock island.

I found an old Ytong building block in our shed and made a rough outline with a hammer and a chisel.

Then I carved the details with a Dremel rotary tool.

After that I "painted" it with frost resistant flexible cement glue intended for gluing these building blocks together.

Then I used water based paints (light brown, dark brown and black) and stained the rocks after glue dried. (Paints are general paints for metals, wood and concrete going by the brand Balacryl here in Slovakia).

I ordered 5 chinese elms and started with assembling them on the rock.

And here is how it looks like after completion.