|The temperature has dropped nicely after a miserable week.|
I've been keen to try using one of the new bonsai pots I made... but not for trees.
I've always loved the miniature potted grass, perenial planting I've seen in my Bonsai books .
I didn't know that this sort of container planting is known as Kusamono , which literally means " grass thing" . "Kusamono and shitakusa are a potted collection of plants designed to be viewed either in accompaniment with bonsai or alone ".
So, here is my first one . I did intend to use plants from my garden , but I bought this Hosta 'mouse ears' instead as. I needed a small version.
The Reineckia was dug up from the shade garden, and the moss ...I scraped off a big stone that I still found green even in all the heat and dryness.