|Alpine Mint / Prostanthera Cuneata Bonsai|
I'm making my garden a peaceful scented place of gatherings, where I can feel the connection with the beauty and mystery of living plants. Upon entering my garden and once the journey in starts, the external senses: seeing, smelling, tasting and touching are delighted by the fragrances that sweep away to the evergreen showy leaves and flowers of the plants.
I remembered those days, Thomas D. Church's words which inspired me long time ago: "The only limit to your garden is the boundaries of your imagination".
|Prostanthera Cuneata / Alpine Bush Mint foliage|
My garden is an atypical world passing through my fingers, with bonsai, saikei and mini-gardens surrounded by accent plants, moss, and rocks, in a constant changing, moving and growing. How wonderful to always walk through a scented garden full of surprises ;-).
I watch the leaves and blossoms tossing their sweet perfume, a wonderful ozony blend of lemon, rose, apple, nutmeg, cinnamon, mint and eucalyptus when soft breezes blow through. The last notes are released by my little "Alpine Bush Mint" bonsai, or "Prostanthera Cuneata" bonsai, member of the "Lamiaceae" family.
|Alpine Mint / Prostanthera Cuneata foliage|
I have had this guy in my garden for few years. It is an attractive shrub originating in Australia's mountains, with a dense and rounded habit, suitable as a bonsai or in rockery landscape. This one has just 20 cm high ... being a little higher above the succulents and the lush grass ;-)
|Alpine Bush Mint Bonsai / Prostanthera Cuneata Bonsai|
I have gotten to really love this mint-scented dwarf bonsai!