Those that know me from the club will remember a few years ago, when the general chat was all display and accent related I said that accents were just the weeds that grow under nice bonsai ! It was slightly tongue in cheek but probably reflected I felt that my trees were not really ready to show to anyone so didn't need any little pot plants to go with them .
I guess times change a bit, and there is something to be said for a nice balanced display now and again so gradually little pots of bits and pieces start appearing in amongst the trees on the benches. Recently our club treasurer - who happens to be a potter - has been making some lovely little pots, and he has been getting some really interesting textures and colours. I had a few things I wanted him to make to add further interest to a couple of plantings I had planned and over the last few weeks these little plantings are starting to look quite nice.
This is the 'chairmans challenge' pot - planted and left outside to begin the ageing and patina process.
This beautiful pot has a matching jitta - another unique feature and to me the composition looks much better than just a pot on a slice of wood