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SHIMA1

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Change of pot
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:29 PM »
Do we like this Shibakatsu pot for the shohin pyracantha?  I like the quiet nature of the current one but thought I'd try something with  more bling. So here is what it's in now, and then in the new one, and lastly for you naturists, the au natural style. Only possible in humid climes with spray bottle handy. I'm not touching the roots until after the berries get red and wither.

Maybe I don't post much because the bonsai look so crummy compared to in person.
Bruce
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Judy

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 09:39 PM »
I like the new pot.  
Frankly, it may not be as good as in person, but it's still worth it if you can find like minded people to share your vision with.
just what I think.
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 09:45 PM »
Love the new container.  It may look even better with the container centered on the "gap".  Thanks for posting.  I'm calling out those that never post  ;)

 

SHIMA1

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 05:25 AM »
Hmm, yes, there's always that question. Foot in the center or the gap. Certainly more stable with the feet on each side but there are times when the center foot works.
It's always something...Stay tuned for a center gap view.
 

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 09:16 AM »
Personally, I really dislike the white pot!

Very nice tree, BTW.
 

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 09:17 AM »
I like the new container, very nice piece (and like better than the original). Light color and glazed - good for fruiting bonsai.

Thanks for posting,

Ray
 

Judy

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 10:05 AM »
That is a problem I've struggled with pots like that, finding the balance with each tree can be difficult.  Will be interested to see what the tree looks like in the "gap".
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2015, 04:58 PM »
It's partially subjective on "gap vs. no gap".  The feeling of this design is expansive and stable.  So, gap.
 

SHIMA1

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2015, 06:24 PM »
Actually, I chose the front more for the muted glaze than for foot,no foot. Just to see, since I've had problems with white being too bright in a photo. It's a bulky foot too, not a dainty pointy thing, so I do prefer the gap. Also, here it is looking it's best a year ago.
Thanks for all the comments.
Bruce
 

SHIMA1

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2015, 06:36 PM »
For newer members see "Creating nebari on shohin pyracantha" in the fruiting and flowering section to see how this bonsai came to be.
 

Judy

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2015, 09:22 PM »
I like it much better with the feet to the side.  It may photograph a bit white, but it looks pretty awesome nonetheless.  I think it's far better than the old pot. Nice tree, nice pot.  good to go!
 

SHIMA1

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 02:42 AM »
Thanks Judy.  I still like the quiet reserve of the "old" pot (it's the Buddhist in me), but traditionally, if we want to go there, shohin bonsai can get away with more colorful pots.  So I like them both for different reasons.
 But most of all, I appreciate what you said here:"it's still worth it if you can find like minded people to share your vision with.
just what I think."
Isn't this the essence of a forum?
 

DorianJF

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2015, 03:04 AM »
I am definitely no expert on the pots but it is great to read the comments and see the vision that everyone has.

But to me, I like the shallow brown pot and the tree is awesome.

Well done
 

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Re: Change of pot
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2015, 09:41 AM »
I believe it would look great in the brown pot when covered in white flowers, and great in the white pot when covered in Orange berries.
 
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