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Post  Guest on Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:05 am



Have a nice day

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Post  Sakaki on Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:07 am

I like it!
What is the name of that flower Yvonne?

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Post  Guest on Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:26 am

Hi Sakaki

It is a plant that grow in the wild around our house...a weed...I thought the Danish name was "raevehale", and googled it, but it appears to be the common name for every "unwanted" weed.....Now I hope someone can help with the name Smile 

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Post  ericrobinson on Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:30 pm

Hi Yvonne!

It may be Lythrum salicaria,  Purple Loosestrife.  I greatly enjoy the trees you post!  Thanks!

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Post  Guest on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:12 pm

Hi Ericrobinson...you are right about the name.....I remembered the Danish name as raevehale ( foxtail)...but it was kattehale ( cattail).
Happy you like my trees.

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:36 pm

Aaaahhhh.. thought you didn't like flowers?  Caught you out hey.  Or did I bring you around with my beautiful kusamono?  Smile 

Very nice Yvonne.  The grass at the bottom of the Cattail is n Horsetail - Equisetum.    So you have 2 tails in a pot! hihihihihihihihi

Whats interesting about the equisetum is that it contains silica in the leaves, and can be used as a scouring medium.  For instance,  Knights in shining armour used this plant to scrub rust away....  The Equisetum gigantium ( the large variety)  was used as straws in years gone by, because the stems are hollow!!

And now you know.

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Post  bonsaisr on Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:28 pm

More international confusion. Your little flower is purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria. It originated in the Middle East. In the US it is an abhorred invasive weed in the wetlands.
Cattail is something entirely different. Common cattail is Typha latifolia. There is also a junior species, Typha angustifolia. They provide food for the water birds, as well as being useful for flower arranging.
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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:33 pm

Hi Andre

I like flowers a lot, but do not interest so much in the latin names...and kusamonos?...I have to have some, in case I exhibit a bonsai or stone..also do I enjoy having the  kusamonos here and there between the bonsai...this one look nice now, even though it was a kind of accident...the cattail was not planted...and now it is the star in the small pot.
I see yours, and other peoples kusamonos...enjoy them very much, also the pots they come in.

Having two taills in the pot, is funny..also to read your small story...thanks Smile 

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:01 pm

Hi Irish

Thanks for your reply... Smile 

Cats Hale is an excellent butterfly plant. It is found wild in the Danish countryside and is happy in alder swamps, by dear, sea and banks of watercourses. Common to its habitat is that there is damp. Cats Hale is therefore an obvious choice for the area around the pond.

 Besides attract butterflies with its nectar, cats tail also host plant for one of our butterflies, namely the small beautiful Skovblåfugl Celastrina argiolus that lays its eggs on Cats Tail.

 Cats Hale is a herbaceous perennial that year after it is planted blooms with high set ears with purple flowers. Especially butterflies are happy flowers, but also other insects guests them.

This was translated from Google.....some appears to like the plant.

I dont think there is any international confusion as long as the latin name is mentioned....the common name you use is just the english word.....it was only for the fun of it, I translated the danish name to English...and I mentioned it, knowing a English name would be difrent.
We call a beech a bøg ( boeg), and a oak a eg, and so on....it is the latin name that matters, not the English.

had a look at the other plants you mentioned...like the last one...have it in my garden...call it lavendel

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Post  xuan le on Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:41 pm

Very nice I love it

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Post  bonsaisr on Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:33 am

Interesting. Of course you are right, it is the botanical name that matters, as we have seen. It is important to remember that certain plants are delightful garden specimens in some countries, and a disaster in others. Purple loosestrife used to be a popular garden plant here at one time, until it became a menace. It crowds out the food plants at the wetlands where migrating birds stop. Would you believe that Scots pine is considered an invasive weed in New York State? And don't get Jim Lewis started on aliens in Florida.
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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:12 am

Yes it is strange to see how plants are friends or enemies, the kattehale we talk about is not a garden plant, but live in the wild...we have a cultivated one, with bigger flowers, for the garden...
theese years are we in Denmark doing a lot for butterfly, at the same time do we not have huge flocks of migrating birds....to call the scotspine a problem, is funny... a eyeopener.

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:46 am

Some of my kusamonos is still looking nice in the very late summer...lovely between my bonsai.

This one is a common used plant in kusamonos...maybe someone can add the name...this one is still having nice flowers, I like it

Same sort of plant as the previus...but this one have smaller darkergreen leaves, and all summer has it given many dark redpink flowers

This Little one 7.5 cm. 3.5cm. have I used it many times in displays...it is 10 years old, and have been perfect all the years...this winter was not good for the plant, and it partly died back....I think it is looking better now...looking nice in a display with harsh inviroment...it is said soil should not be visible in a kusamono...but letting moss grow in the bald Places would be a mistake in my opinion



Also a very old tiny plant in my garden...this one is from Japan.... have seen it many times ower there, they never look pretty and healthy, just like this one... one time has it been used in a exhibition, looking fairly nice showing the age I like very much....

This is a new plant...a short small star, I found on my recent trip to Sweeden...appears it survive...next year will I pot it with something nice

The last one is also very new, had it only 14 days, also this one appears to survive the repotting...a viola...a very dark green one...and TINY...I placed the mudman ( 10 cm) next to it, to show the sice, witch is the normal sice....it has a flowerbud, and maybe it will surprice me in a few days......it is just a regular one, and why it is that dense and small is unknown ( they all was)... this was one of my lucky plantexchanges with a friend near by

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:17 pm

Thank you for sharing Yvonne,  I love these Kusamonos, they are always stunning!!

Pic 1 :  Hypoxis parvula

Pic 2:  Hypoxis  with Sedum spurium 'tricolor'

Pic 3:  Sedum pachyclados

Pic 4:  Leriope......?  Or could it be Ophiopogon?  No I think Leriope.  But I'm not so sure...Anybody?  Russel? Iris?

Pic 5: No clue whatsoever  when it flowers I can help.....hihihihi

Pic 6: Viola sororia

I think if you put very fine quartz stone in the bare patches of the sedum...it would look great in MHO.

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:27 pm

Thank you Andre

Very helpful....The sicklooking old plant has only had flowers one time...this summer...the flowers are pale lilac like the Ophiopogon...but the plant has a difrent growingpatern, and is smaller owerall

quartzstone is not a bad idea...but i think it is impossible to make them look Integrated in the soil....nothing but small and dense roots

Kind regards Yvonne...if the viola flower, will i send a picture


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