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Presentation => Accent Plant Discussion => Topic started by: Jason E on August 28, 2012, 11:02 PM

Title: native accent plants
Post by: Jason E on August 28, 2012, 11:02 PM
Hello All,
I thought I'd share some pics of some plants that I collected in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains here in WA State.
One is Oregon Grape.
Not sure what varegrated one is, it's like a ground cover plant that sends up a stalk w/ a flower.
Thought it would be fun to get them into some nice little pots in the spring and try them out.
Thinking they might be a nice complement to my native mt. hemlocks and some other western conifers I have.


Jason
Title: Re: native accent plants
Post by: Owen Reich on August 29, 2012, 06:26 AM
That second one is cool   ;D.  When I get back I'll trade you something for a few. Mahonia will likely prove challenging unless you display it with a very big bonsai.  You could always make a "stand-alone" kusamono with a few other natives.
Title: Re: native accent plants
Post by: Yenling83 on August 29, 2012, 10:22 AM
Like them, nice work!
Title: Re: native accent plants
Post by: Minogame on August 29, 2012, 11:23 AM
The second one is a native orchid Goodyera oblongifolia. Common name Rattlesnake plantain.
Title: Re: native accent plants
Post by: Jason E on August 29, 2012, 09:06 PM
Thanks guys,
Minogame thank you very much, very nice to know what I have :)
Owen, absolutlly let me know. I actually got these on my own property so can get more anytime.
How much longer will you be over there Owen?
I'd love to make a proposal to the club for you to be one on our guest artist. We usually have someone different at every meeting. 
This year we had Michael H, Ryan Neil, boon, David Degroot and others.

Thanks again,
 Jason

Title: Re: native accent plants
Post by: Owen Reich on August 29, 2012, 11:58 PM
I return to America December 4th for a while.  Visa expires then and have some responsibilities state-side.  I would love to visit your club and also check out the local scene there.  I used to live in Boring, OR when I interned at Iseli Nursery.  Miss Mt. Hood National Forest.....

Looks like I'll be on the West Coast in February.  Happy to visit any time though.

Thanks.