ACCENT PLANTS & OTHERS
DWARF HOSTA: Unnamed green. This tiny dwarf hosta
will grow 2-3" high in a small pot. Like all hostas it prefers shade
and plenty of water. It flowers in late June on 7" stalks. Blossoms
are pale lavender/white with darker lavender veining. Plants are hardy
for me to 0 F with slight protection. Uniform green leaves die back
in winter. Perennial. Will multiply very slowly.
$ 5 each
QUAKER LADIES, BLUETS (Houstonia Caerulea): Bluets are one
of the most satisfactory accent plants for bonsai. Native to the northeastern
states and adjacent regions, they are normally found in open woods
and grasslands in moderately to very acid soil. They are quite cold
hardy and tolerant of dry conditions and summer heat, loving full
sun, even in July. They are low plants with tiny opposite leaves and
solitary flowers on long stalks. The flowers are about 1/3" across
with four lavender to whitish petals with a yellow eye. Blooms appear
in early spring and sometimes again in summer and early fall if well
fed and watered. Blooming seems to be triggered cool weather. When
not in bloom the foliage forms a neat circular clump about 1/2" high.
Foliage looks good all winter. Perennial.
$ 4 each
BLOOD GRASS: An upright grass with strong red coloring
in the top half of the foliage. Grows 12-18 inches high in the ground
but seems quite happy in a shallow pot reducing its height to 6-12
inches. The red color intensifies at dusk. Likes full sun. A small
clump can be divided to produce many plants. Foliage turns strawlike
in winter and should be cut off before spring regrowth. Perennial.
Hardy to 10 F with little protection. Invasive. For pots only. $ 3 each
DWARF SEMPERVIVUM: Assorted colors and textures. Some
with great blooms! Hardy. $ 4 each
DWARF HORSETAIL, Equisetum
Ramosissium: Dark green primitive plant that reaches 6-8" . Cylindrical
stems grow upright like grass but with joints or sections every 1/2"
or so. When happy it has an unusual fruiting body. Likes damp, part
shade. End sections yellow with winter cold. Hardy in zone 7. $ 3 each
DWARF IRIS, I. crestata: 2" pale blue blooms in
spring. Great foliage until fall if properly watered. Mature height
about 6". Very hardy. Shipped late winter only. Blue:
Large rhizomes $ 4, potted $6 White:
Large rhizomes $6, potted $8
Well established in 2 inch pots. All accents are grown in my standard bonsai soil for easy transplanting. Early spring is the best time to transplant. Shipping can be done throughout the growing season but is best in late winter or early spring. Ask about other quality accents available but too few to list here.
Kakuo rooted cuttings: A terrific variety for bonsai, kakuo is a cross
between a stsuki and a kusianum. The result is a plant with small
green leaves and beautiful small blooms in light pink with
darker red markings. in the interior. Maintains a good number of leaves
over winter. A fast grower that quickly develops into fine small bonsai. The
small blooms are in perfect proportiion for smaller bonsai. Hardy. $4
AZALEA, Chinsan: A dwarf satsuki good for tray landscapes, rock
plantings, etc. Dark pink blooms late in the season. Small dark green
leaves. Very hardy. 2 year rooted cuttings.
$ 3 each
AZALEA, established starters: Kakuo, kusianum (white
& dark pink), satsuki (Nikko, Hanagasa, Komei, & others) primarily
for bonsai use. Kakuo is described above. Satsukis have
small leaf and variegated bloom, best for medium bonsai. Varieties
and quantities vary annually. $ 3
- 10 each
JAPANESE MAPLE, established starters: Koto Hime, &
occasionally others. Cutting grown. Not available every year.
Please call. $ 15 and up each
Also seedlings from best trees at Kyoto temples. Picked for fall color
and small leaves. $10-15
SATSUKI AZALEAS: Mostly for bonsai
but a joy in the garden as well. Nikko. 4"pots.
$ 6 each
Dwarf blue iris
Dwarf white iris
kusianum dark pink
sempervivum in bloom