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The right bonsai pot adds another level of creativity...
Bonsai trees are miniature trees or shrubs that may vary in size, but generally are quite small (very tiny for a tree). For this obvious reason, the bonsai pots that hold the bonsai trees are not very big. And because these pots play a role in the miniaturization process, they are usually not very deep as well. With many different species to choose from and the many different settings that are possible, Bonsai pots can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit individual needs.

Traditionally made of clay, modern bonsai pots can also be found that are made from plastic. There is much to ponder when choosing a bonsai pot, for the pot you pick can have an impact on the display of your bonsai tree. After all, bonsai trees are more than just a tiny potted tree; they are little works of living craftmanship. So find a pot that expresses both the tree and you!

AS you are probably beginning to see, Bonsai pots are not always the standard 'pots' as we normally think of plant containers. As bonsai is an artform, so can the bonsai pots be; perhaps an unusual box, a hollowed out log, or even a piece of slate can double as a bonsai pot. It must be something that you can drill drain holes in the bottom of, but letting your imagination flow can lead to many a different container that will work for a bonsai pot replacement. There is an ancient saying, "If the design speaks wonders, so will your guests." But, of course, there are no shortcomings in using a traditional bonsai pot.

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Colors should be taken into account when buying bonsai pots. As older bonsai trees usually do better with less intense colors, the earth tones are always a nice choice for them. And the younger ones are usually placed in bonsai pots of a muted color. Again, the preference and choice is yours, and much weight in your judgement should be reserved for functionality - on the actual width and depth of the bonsai pot. You would generally want to choose a color that compliments the tree. But what the term "compliments" means depends upon the individual's artistic vision.

When deciding on the actual design or makeup of the bonsai pot look at it in relationship to your tree. The flowering of the tree, the bark, the color, the age, and other aspects of the bonsai tree all can come into play when making this decision. While there are no set standards on which bonsai pot goes with which bonsai tree, the practioner is prompted to contemplate both the tree and pot in their totality before making the final choice.

Bonsai pots are can be as integral a part of the art of bonsai as the trees themselves. They can invoke conversation in their own right, and certainly should draw attention to the masterpiece you are creating. Finding the right bonsai pot is not just a matter of matching tree type to pot type; it is a personal preference as to what you think will compliment your tree and decor.


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NOLA.com

7 gardening events not to miss: Caribbean night in the garden, botanical garden plant sale
NOLA.com
Bonsai Auction. Aug. 19, viewing, 4-6 p.m.; auction, 6-9 p.m., Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St, Kenner. The Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society hosts its annual bonsai auction, featuring a large selection of bonsai, starter material and pots.



York Daily Record/Sunday News

Master gardening: Bonding with bonsai
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Bonsai, translated literally, means “tree in a pot.” However, bonsai trees are more than just a potted plant. They are naturally dwarfed trees that are trained to look like mature trees in nature. The trees are living sculptures residing in a container ...



Ellwood City Ledger

Bye, bye, Bonsai
Ellwood City Ledger
"Caring for a Bonsai tree is not nearly as hard as is commonly thought," my online research told me. That comforting thought was followed by: "However, as Bonsai trees are planted in small pots, a few basic guidelines have to be followed when watering, ...



Leafly

Growing Cannabis Bonsai Trees: Separating Fact From Fiction
Leafly
Additionally, just as “miniature” is key to bonsai, so is “art form.” This is not a houseplant that you can pop in a pot and allow to grow willy-nilly—bonsai are artistic endeavors that take time and care to cultivate. Many bonsai are even passed down ...



Arapahoe County crime blotter: Someone stole a tiny tree from an Arapahoe County yard
The Denver Post
Bonsai boosted. A woman living in the 19000 block of East Pinewood Drive, Arapahoe County, reported a potted bonsai tree was stolen from the side of her home overnight June 29. The tree and pot are valued at $1,700, according to a police report ...



MyCentralJersey.com

Travel: Create traditional Japanese pottery at Somerville studio
MyCentralJersey.com
Jarod Kearney of Swoope, Va., would grow up to become an archaeologist and travel to far off places in search of discovery, but also is a man who can grow and shape bonsai trees while crafting pots to put them in. Mike Tripp/The News Leader ...

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FAMILY LIFE: We don't know what we'd do without our gardens
Swindon Advertiser
One of his biggest breakthroughs has been growing potatoes in large plastic pots filled with a special mix of compost, which provides bumper yields without the need to dig. He's also a resourceful recycler, with train carriage lampshades salvaged from ...

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Bangalore Mirror

Ladies First
Bangalore Mirror
Talking of bonsai, he told us that an Indian medicine man took herbs from the Himalayas and went to China. When he carried the trees of herbs to China, he put them in small pots and cut branches to make them easy to carry. These medicinal trees were ...



Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Botanic garden invites us to a compact nature tour
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Rocks or tree gnarls may form the main body of a bonsai, which is then decorated with green plants, miniature houses, boats, bridges or animals. In essence, these cultivation feats represent the beauty and power of mountains and water in a small pot.



Monterey County Herald

Inside there were bonsai and ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) displays, an Asian store, festival T-shirt sales ...
Monterey County Herald
At the beer and saki booth, a man hit a hanging cooking pot with a ladel and shouted “sold!” each time a sale was made. There were demonstrations on how to prune a bonsai plant and how to do ikebana. The Shinsho Mugen Daiko (Taiko) performed.


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Bonsai Channel - Bonsai Pots

Thomas J. discusses what you should think about when choosing a Bonsai Pot and shows examples of several from common to Tokoname. The Bonsai Channel is brought to you by Dallas Bonsai Garden www.dallasbonsai.com. Dallas Bonsai Garden is the World's L...