What’s Happening on the Accent Plant Bench…
The accent bench always brings new things each month. Here’s a sampling of June’s offerings:
Grass, hawkweed, and fern, 22″/ 56 cm. The balance of the three foliage types looks pretty good this year…last year was a different story. To some degree one can trim for balance. One plant should be the boss. The others are accents to the boss accent. At least that’s one way of looking at it.
Giant Helleborine (orchid in bloom), fern, and sedge, 20″/ 51 cm. The Helleborine doesn’t like too much competition with other plants for water or nutrition, so we keep the others trimmed back.
Rush, 11″/ 28 cm. Roots and moss growing happily over the sides of this one, which generally only happens if watered 2-3 times a day. The majority of accents prefer frequent watering.
Lady fern and Licorice fern, 10″/ 25 cm.
Rush, fern, grass, and spiral orchid, 16″/ 41 cm. Not great balance with this one. But originally the rootball was at the level of the pot lip, so it has mushroomed well. (This is actually an appreciated feature of accent plants…)
Not Entirely Sure plant on a rock, 5″/ 13 cm.
Equisetum and Weed From The Front Yard, 34″/ 86 cm. This composition is by Young Choe. Such a large piece is intended to be displayed by itself, not with a bonsai. These can serve as wonderful garden pieces on the ground in choice locations, with a board underneath.