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Last week I posted three alternatives pot for an old elm. The vote was mixed, but from the night before, pot # 1 was found to be the favorite with 9 votes, while # 2 and # 3 received about 6 and 7 votes respectively. Adding a Facebook likes for each PUT # 1 below with a total of 48 votes in favor, # 2 and # 3 of 18 and 19 votes each. At least two votes were cast by any of the above.

One of the conclusions of regeneration is that none of the pots are perfect. Another could be that each has its strengths. When we started the selection process, I also would have liked to have more boats to choose from. For me, the predominant feature is the age of the tree, so I wanted a pot of comparable age to complement the tree. The elm is refined to the time that has many thin branches, but also difficult, considering its fissured bark. These contrasting features can make the difficult selection pot -. And funny

I think the first boat is a solid, and between these three alternatives, the conservative option. glazing ovals are often used for samples deciduous and mottled colors off the pot Sara Rayner adapt well to the tree. If a little more superficial or in possession of more curves that could do a better job of highlighting the movement of the shaft.


Pot # 1 – the gauge of the top vote

The second pot offers the most color, pale blue, and has the form more formal, a soft rectangle. The light color offers a great contrast against the dark trunk, which may or may not provide the desired effect. It would be interesting to see the boat in different colors to see whether it is the shape and / or color that led people to prefer other options.

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Pot # 2

Pot # 3 is the least conservative selection. It is a nanban, which is typically used for bonsai trees bunjin or other similarly style in which the trunk movement is often most pronounced characteristic. It is the (non-symmetric) and unglazed unstable time – two features less often lined with deciduous bonsai. On the positive side, the boat has a great age and the harsh nature of the clay and complements the trunk.


Pot # 3

Therefore, the pot go with what the owner? Olla # 3 ( “Boo”, “whistle”, “Viva!”)

Age won out this year, as conventional. That can not, however, be the case, the next time the tree is displayed. And while I would be comfortable showing the tree (which were mine) in any of these pots, I’ll keep an eye out for old containers that transmit more refined age and complement best features of the tree. Perhaps a red, oval unglazed with a lip? An old white or yellow with dark patina? Something deep green? All could be fun alternatives for the future.

If there is a selection of upsetting or confirmation of one, I invite everyone to come see the tree and pot live in the next exhibition Bay Island Bonsai in Oakland, California, therefore, two weeks.

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