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Choosing a pot for a big black pine

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bonsaikc:
Wessel,
It's so good to see you here. Don't worry, the tree belongs to Boon and I am certain he would be happy to see this kind of discussion about displaying it.


John, great post! I went through the same exercise several years ago, and wrote about it here.

Of course, for the exercise, Boon does not have a big stack of possible containers. The student has to go look under the bonsai benches to find ones that they might propose, then all the possibilities are worked through to find the best one. It's very educational.

Chris

weeijk:
And a pot like for instance this one (it´s from Walter Palls galery www.walter-pall.de) Maybe with a little darker colour but thats up to you.

akeppler:
Wessel, Nice to see you comment on this tree. I think you will find that as you spend more time looking at quality displays whether in good books like Kokufu books or visiting very good displays like Boon's annual exhibit, you would see that most bonsai are displayed on much higher stands than you may be used to seeing.

It seems that stands made in the states, or even inexpensive export stands from China tend to be much lower. Once you get used to seeing bonsai displayed with shitakusa and done correctly, the taller stand begins to make much more sense.

TimD:
I'm leaning more towards the style Wessel is talking about but yes darker.
I was surprised a rectangle wasn't offered as one of the options to start with.

The table looked off to me as well. Not sure if it was the width or hieght, just didn't fit for me. The shorter one appeared to match the strenght and stocky nature of the tree better.

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