Crazy Bonsai Waterfall Rock Mountain Terrarium (Cloche Penjing Landscape)

A few weeks ago I was really inspired by the bonsai trees at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (see this video for more They had a great display and I’ve been thinking about them ever since. In fact, I’ve had these trees since the day after I got home. I immediately went out to get some for this build.

Although I’m very intrigued by bonsai, penjing is probably more up my alley. Penjing, for those of you who don’t know, focuses on creating a mini landscape which conveys emotions, as apposed bonsai which focuses solely on the tree. In fact, penjing came before bonsai. Both are incredible forms of art, but I like the idea of creating scenes or landscapes.

In some ways, you could argue that I’ve been making penjing on the channel already, but this is the first piece that I’ve made with that in mind. Being that I just saw the trees and was inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Florida, it only makes sense that this is the route I went.

I really enjoy the final design and can’t to see how the trees grow over time. What do you think, though? Let me know in the comments!

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00:00 Intro
00:19 The Bonsai Trees
00:47 The Cloche Container
01:07 DIY Planter Pot Basin
02:28 Creating the Hardscape
03:43 Planting the Bonsai Trees
06:03 Creating a Waterfall
07:07 Adding the Moss
07:54 Final Touches
08:17 The Completed Design
08:38 Closing Thoughts

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