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Memory Lane – When the accent plant is not just a plant!

Looking back….we can tell a tree’s story…..admire an image…..capture a moment…..remember a special event… inspired – to create a memory for tomorrow.

I hope you enjoy this regular peep into some of John’s bonsai history.

Memory Lane – When the accent plant is not just a plant!

Bonsai exhibitors use an accent plant or kusamono as part of their display to help compose a picture for the viewer. To provide additional information such as suggesting a season or the location where the tree on display is growing.

The addition of a scroll to the display can provide even more information and help to complete the picture the exhibitor has in mind. it helps the viewer to study the tree on display in a completely different light.

Bonsai display accompaniments are not restricted to plants and exhibitors are constantly adding to their repertoire. This whole concept makes a bonsai exhibition much more interesting for the visitor and when the combination of tree, scroll and accompaniment really works the overall effect can be simply stunning… will know it when you see it!!!

Below are just a few pictures of some of the accompaniments that were used at our Newstead Bonsai Exhibitions in 2008 and 2010. Take note next time you visit a bonsai exhibition and see what you can be inspired to create yourself.

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