Plant bonsai is often encountered in life. Rockery bonsai is more troublesome for bonsai system. The reason is very simple. Rockery bonsai is basically a large project, which is not as good as plant bonsai trimming and shearing. So, what do you know about the stone types of rockery bonsai? The following is a specific description.
Selection of stone
The basic materials for making rockery bonsai are mainly rocks. China is rich in land and materials, and there are many kinds of rocks. There are more than 30 kinds of commonly used rocks, which can be basically divided into two categories: loose and hard. Loose water absorption is good, easy to process and sculpt; hard material is hard without water absorption, not easy to process. No matter loose or hard rock, the stone for making rockery bonsai must have the characteristics of natural texture, color and shape.
Stalactite is mainly produced in caves in Guangdong, Guangxi and other places, mostly white or yellowish. After a long period of natural karst, it forms various shapes such as column and cone, with loose texture and convenient sawing.
Yingshi is rich in Yingde, Guangdong Province. According to the Shaozhou chronicle of the capital, "the stone is cut like hibiscus, the milk sinus is in traffic, and the P54 rock leaks, all of which are exquisite.". Its color is mostly gray and black, with white, light green and white texture. There are regular back stones formed naturally. The back stones are relatively flat, and the front texture is natural and variable. Hard texture, no water absorption, not easy to break, but processing is more difficult. In the selection of stone, to towering, porous, jagged, natural formation is the best.
Lingbi stone is hard with metal sound, black and white. It is also mixed with black, white, ochre, green and other colors. It is commonly known as multicolored. It is mostly produced in Lingbi County, Anhui Province.
There is no whole rock stratum of wax stone, most of which exist in the mountain. In all kinds of high temperature and wet mountain pits in South China, they are often impacted by water, forming various forms, hard texture, unable to be processed, and can only be decorated with single stone. There are dark yellow, light yellow, white and so on. The whole stone is precious with no damage, no impurity, smooth and glossy surface and grotesque shape of sinus.
Axe and stone
The stone is hard and brittle, with various colors, such as dark grey, light grey, grey black and earthy yellow. The stone has a filiform or flaky texture. Along with its texture, slightly chiseling or sawing, processing and shaping, can show cliffs or towering, majestic and straight peaks. This stone is found in Jiangsu Province.
Lignified stone is the fossil of ancient trees, which is hard in texture and difficult to process. The colors are tan and dark grey. It is a good stone for making stone mountain bonsai