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Accent plant

Postby pureheart » June 11th, 2018, 9:33 pm

Hello Bonsai Friends!

I’ve got some small pots and I’d like to plant in it some accent plant. What do you recommend and where to source it from?

Thanks!


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Re: Accent plant

Postby shibui » June 11th, 2018, 10:58 pm

So many to choose from...
Accents are usually chosen to compliment a bonsai display or enhance the story you are trying to tell. Sometimes they suggest a season - Flowering plants indicate Spring, grasses could suggest summer. Ferns might be displayed with a bonsai that grows naturally by rivers. Maybe you should decide what bonsai you want to display with and what feel you want to convey/ enhance.

Some popular accent species: mondo grass, dwarf bamboos, aquilegia, ferns, grasses, skullcap. Almost any small growing plant can be/has been used.

It is not easy to keep plants alive and healthy in smaller containers. Some species are hardier and easier to maintain.
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Re: Accent plant

Postby Jdceng » June 12th, 2018, 5:54 am

Hi

Try Glass Terrarium Plants in Bunnings Garden Section.
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Re: Accent plant

Postby melbrackstone » June 12th, 2018, 8:30 am

You can even pull up local weeds and use them as accents if you're showing local trees. :)
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Re: Accent plant

Postby Gerard » June 12th, 2018, 4:36 pm

Accents are also used to show contrast, leafy accents for conifers and grasses to compliment leafy trees. Never place a flowering accent with a flowering tree and try to have variation in pot shapes and glazes.
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Re: Accent plant

Postby pureheart » Yesterday, 5:41 pm

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