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Creating Shitakusa and Kusamono by James Todd 2023

From Wikipedia:
Kusamono (literally “grass thing”) and shitakusa (literally “undergrass”) are a potted collection of plants designed to be viewed either in accompaniment with bonsai or alone. Normally, the term kusamono is used when the planting is displayed as the centre of attention, while the term shitakusa is used for plantings that accompany bonsai displays.
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James Todd will be joining us for the workshop at 9.30am on Saturday 1st April 2023. We will invite groups of up to 10 participants to do a 45-minute workshop with James to create your own accent displays. It is FREE with the club covering the cost of materials.
As part of the session James has invited everyone to bring plants along as a plant exchange where participants are encouraged to bring plants including moss suitable for use as kusamono and companion plants and donate them to the workshop. Participants can then select plants to use in their creations.
The club will supply muck and potting mix and moss so you will only have to bring plants, pots and tools to have some fun creating.