Alongside the bank of a creek lies a jumbled pile of drift wood. Lost in isolation, the driftwood becomes home for plants and other overgrowth to take over and produce the scenic display. With the incoming autumn season, the overgrowth starts to take on beautiful orange and red coloration. The driftwood lies on a bed of grass. The grass sheets provide a lot of issues because they have hard line edges and to soften them, a lot of breaks through the line are required. The driftwood poking out towards the sand allows for the impression that the grass line is not a straight line which is usually deemed unnatural. Another facet of the grass is that they are all the same length. The best way to manipulate the grass to make it seem more natural is to have the grass poking out from under the driftwood giving it the sense of overgrowth.
The key to this month’s theme is the manipulation of the ornaments. This aquascape utilizes driftwood ornaments as the main focus. The driftwood presents a lot of curvy and twisted protrusions that allow for unique and distinct patterns. This uniqueness allows for the ornament to be turned, flipped, or even facing in a different orientation to create a totally different ornament. Two of the same ornament was used but manipulated so that they look different.