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has been a busy month! And it’s nice to come back windmills and other kinds of fun to see what’s going on while away. I have always wanted to see what’s blooming in the bank accent, and what is about to bloom. They are a happy group!
‘ve shared photos of accent plants in the past, when they start to get flashy, so it’s nothing new I’m waxing rhapsodic at this time of year. This time I have also included a few paragraphs about their care, and some comments on the aesthetic horizons of these special plantations Shinji Suzuki my teacher was very fond.
I still unfertilized any of these rascals this year, just watered. In early July I will fertilize. Most plants accent like a lot of water, even succulent plants pictured here do not care. But then they are on the West Coast wet, so they grow mold as the rest of us. Also do not replant them very often. Most accent plants can range between 7-10 years repottings. They get a tighter and better growth flourish and begin to pile up and climb up the sides of the pot to make it look as a unit. Then things get really JUICY … which is a technical term used by true fans of accent plants. You can begin to use it too, but requires long-term exposure to the juicy plants or a very severe blow to the head, or will do.
I think we all have a tendency to ‘writing’, a plantation accent, which I think really kills aesthetically. It is so easy to pot up a few plants together and have to be seen as designed. It should feel organically WILD. Try to keep it simple 1-3 types of unique plants. Also, try to have things that bloom at different times so it does not get too complex in bloom any month. Many of the accents pictured here were excavated in the latency period before seeing what was there, which is a way to avoid the urge to compose. That’s also a way to make use of the idea of an art world “found object”. Also, consider keeping regrowth when arrives, which could be a random seed blowing from elsewhere. This will help us create a sense of improvisation. Then, once you have everything, let it grow and get unbalanced by itself, and only tinkering with scissors. Good accents take at least five years of growth and convincing established to look wild, lumpy and playful. And that only get better with time!
The last picture is of an accent less than 3 “/ 7 cm high. The highest of this gallery was 20” / 50 cm. My teacher in Japan had many who were in the 24 “-36” / 60-90 cm range, like a pot of tall reeds or cattails. These were not used as a complementary part of a bonsai, but show themselves in a separate tokonoma. very large plants ‘stress’ are not really accents, but they are appreciated by their own independent qualities of subordinate role usually reserved for smaller accents on screen bonsai.
What I like accents ie are fringes. accent plants for nutballs bonsai are really fans and wing nuts. You will know if you are also a nut if you spend more time admiring their accents that deeply valuable old bonsai impresses visitors for the first time. If you are a nut such, it is likely that it is also more interested in the process of the economy, the beauty of ensuring that the balance of work in prices acts positively. It will not. accent plants are pretty useless by most metrics value in our daily lives. Pure and untethered pennies, let’s not get too precious with them and we can enjoy them as they are :. A beauty so bold and free as the wind
This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2013/06/24/accent-plant-smorgasbord/