Between 2 Bonsai: Kusamono

Playing on the Between 2 Ferns…

Does anyone play around making Kusamono when there isn’t much to work on with trees?

How do you decide what plants compliment which trees? Based on species? Style? Scene or feeling being conveyed? What do you do with them after they’ve been used for display? Do you only use them for show displays or for additions around the garden??