Author Topic: Some accents and a Mame & netsuke  (Read 4706 times)

Minogame

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Some accents and a Mame & netsuke
« on: May 10, 2012, 12:32 PM »
For our club newsletter, I've been asked to show some pictures of my accents and talk about the aesthetics, how to match them with a tree. Taking the easy way out(?) I'm putting it here for comments. My personal preference is for unusual plants and interesting pots. Fullness is something to strive for. Direction must be taken into account when displaying. The Acer palmatum is "Fairy Hair'
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Minogame

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Re: Some accents and a Mame & netsuke
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 12:35 PM »
Trying again...

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Minogame

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Re: Some accents and a Mame & netsuke
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 12:39 PM »
Here are a few more

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Re: Some accents and a Mame & netsuke
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 12:54 PM »
Having trouble posting. Here is the A.p. 'Fairy Hair'
 

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Re: Some accents and a Mame & netsuke
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 09:01 PM »
Nice.

For the first time this year I came across some sedums that I really liked at a local garden center and picked some up.  I'm not sure if these were new additions to their catalog, never noticed them before, or my tastes finally changed to to like them (where before I never really cared one way or another).
 

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Re: Some accents and a Mame & netsuke
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 09:24 PM »
One more time. See if these come through.

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Re: Some accents and a Mame & netsuke
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 09:26 PM »
Try it without the single quotes in the file name.

Annoying, we know. We'll try to get the issue resolved shortly.
 

Minogame

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Re: Some accents and a Mame & netsuke
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 10:12 AM »
Pictures are divided in two different post.
There is a lot of information already written on accent plants,

I’ll admit that I have a book on kusamono, a term used when the planting is displayed as the center of attention according to Wikipedia. I also consult a book on Green Roof plantings as these plants are known to grow in shallow soil. I do have other accents which are simpler, dwarf Hosta, dwarf Maiden Fern, Selaginella or spikemoss. A small tuft of Carex and some small flowering plant to suggest a season, or a place. Right now personally I might be more concerned with finding out what plant combinations I can grow, or what has a long season of interest. Matching them with a tree is not always successful. Size, color, and feeling all need to be taken account of.

Traditional plantings would be of small plants from the area native to the tree on display. Where is the line between kusamono and a contemporary new direction? Not that this is an example, but given the horticultural availably.
 

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Re: Some accents and a Mame & netsuke
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 05:39 PM »
Gaultheria procumbens is in my opinion way under-used.  4 seasons of interest and remains evergreen.  Seen it happy in the ground to Zone 6 personally.  In a container, likey more sensitive (like most plants).