Some of our accent plants we used in our displays at the Bonsai South West Exhibition

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Some of our accent plants we used in our displays at the Bonsai South West Exhibition

Post  Mark Cooper on Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:33 pm

Here are some photos of the accent plants (Shitakusa and Kusamono) that we used with our displays at the above exhibition. We hope you enjoy viewing them.

First, a little Rhodohypoxis Deflexa in tiny (4cm tall) Japanese "frog pot"



Polygonum Capitatum (also know as Persicaria Capitata)



A mixed kusamono



A tiny thimble size pot of Thymus Ritta prepared for Bob's Mame display



Mark & Ritta

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Re: Some of our accent plants we used in our displays at the Bonsai South West Exhibition

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:48 pm

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

That second to the last is breath-taking!

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Post  fiona on Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:17 pm

I agree with Russell. But they're all exceptional in their own way too.

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Post  John Brocklehurst on Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:50 pm

Beautiful plantings, pots and excellent photographs.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:39 am

Mark and Ritta. Is there anything you do poorly?.....I think not Very Happy

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Thanks

Post  Mark Cooper on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:18 pm

Thanks all for the kind comments.

Will....we try our best ! LOL Wink Mark & Ritta

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Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:15 am

For me, I loved the little frog pot and contents.

Some lovely pictures there, Mark.

Did you get any of the gales and torential rain that was going on at the same time outside? Boy was it bad!!!!

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Post  Mike Jones on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:18 pm

Stunning. Number three is my favourite; actually hang on, no it's number one, or maybe number four, oh now I'm not sure; ahhh numbers one through four are my favourites Very Happy

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Post  Mark Cooper on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:19 pm

Mike ...thanks very much.

Paul ...thanks too, and yes we got drenched carrying trees across the Esplanade in the strong winds and "painful" horizontal rain LOL !

Mark

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Post  dick benbow on Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:18 pm

I've always enjoyed seeing your "grass things" pictures. do you keep them with your bonsai at home or in a different location, maybe to protect from heat or dehyration because of the smaller pots?

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Post  ShohinDude on Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:32 pm

Awesome!
That mixed pot is so out there!!!
I'm blown out of water by the fact how much this hobby has advanced in Europe during my absence of only ten years!


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Re: Some of our accent plants we used in our displays at the Bonsai South West Exhibition

Post  Mark Cooper on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:22 pm

dick benbow wrote:I've always enjoyed seeing your "grass things" pictures. do you keep them with your bonsai at home or in a different location, maybe to protect from heat or dehyration because of the smaller pots?
Hi Dick,
Has summer arrived in Seattle yet my friend? ..we're still waiting here in Wales, although I hear that summer may be next Sunday this year LOL ! So not much chance of things drying out too quickly.
Seriously though, as I think you know, we have many plants and in many different size pots to suit the tree(s) that we may be displaying and that will be appropriate to the season / environment/ atmosphere we are attempting to create for the display. Hence we have everything from pots just a few cm tall for our Shohin, and upwards, and most of them are in full sun with the trees.
In fact the little frog pot with the Rhodohypoxis is out in full sun still and flowering it's head off.
The only plants we do give just a little shade to are our mini hostas (but not too much) and a few shade loving "woodlanders". Hope that helps.
Cheers, Mark & Ritta

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:21 pm

thanks for the insight. sun here in seattle is such a precious commodity even under the best of summers, but is pretty hit or miss these days and the pines are letting us know that. Without you two i would have never been influenced to become infatuated with chojubai. Now you have me enthralled with companions. keep up the good work as the hobby benefits from your participation. Very Happy

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Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:53 pm

Mark & Ritta

Beautiful and inspiring as ever

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