Instead of showing bonsai on their own, Bay Island Bonsai exhibits trees in 6 foot displays with companion or accent plants. The addition of companion plants to a composition helps suggest a season or scene. My favorite accents typically feature a mix of varieties and just barely fit in their containers. Which are your favorites?
Feel free, by the way, to let me know the names of these – I’ll be happy to update the post with the proper names.
Accent #1 – Saxifrage stolonifera
Accent #2 – Saxifraga cuneifolia ‘Variegata’
Accent #3 – Gaultheria procumbens
Accent #4 – Saxifrage stolonifera, Selaginella tamariscina (or moellendorffii)
Accent #5 – Davallia tyermanii
Accent #6 – Equisetum, Selaginella tamariscina (or moellendorffii), Saxifrage stolonifera
Accent #7 – Sempervivum, possibly arachnoideum var. hookeri
Accent #8 – fern (Pyrrosia lingua?) Selaginella tamariscina (or moellendorffii)
Accent #9 – Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’ and Saxifrage
Accent #10 – Lemmaphyllum microphyllum
Accent #12 – Selaginella tamariscina (or moellendorffii) and Saxifraga
Accent #13 – Pleione formosana – Peacock orchid
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