Kusamono are small plants displayed by themselves.
Shitakusa are small accent plants displayed with bonsai to accentuate it's good properties, proportions, size and complement the mood of the display.
I am very much interested in both.
Pot by Onodera.
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Here are mine. I've had a few but have only recently started acquiring more.
I got them from/via:
- Our bonsai club
- An exhibition of a grower in the Netherlands that specializes in dwarf species of trees. There were vendors with small plants too
- Things that grew in other pots. Probably from seed that got in there at the grower's place, by accident
- Ordered via Internet (Rhodohypoxis, I got a few of them)
Part of the colleciton, not looking particularly good in this picture; some of them never did well, some of them were affected by the long and very hot period we had"
Rhodohypoxis, orderded via Coolplants. Normally I would have purchased them at
but they did not have the 'Kiwi Joy' this year (not the one on the photo, it has stopped flowering). This I think is 'Dawn':
Thymus, bought from a normal nursery. in a nursery pot.I had to remove a lot of soil and wondered if it would work out, but apparently it did:
Hosta, acquired by and purchased for a decent amount from my Bonsai club:
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Also on the first photo (not really worthwhile making separate photos, they are not flowering)"
1. Dianthus. I purchased some very nice, miniature species. Different ones, only two still alive.
2. Saxifraga. Not doing too well
3. Phlox. Candy stripe, lovely flowers.
4. Some kind of fern