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Steven

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new pot for shohin juniper
« on: November 23, 2009, 02:47 PM »
This juniper I got last Wednesday. I won it on Ebay from lizzyizzy(Cris Guidry). This juniper has been wired and initially styled by Guy Guidry. It stands 6 inches tall from the soil line. It is in a glazed dark brown pot. This pot looks ok to me but I feel this tree needs something to go with its rugged look. I have this scoop pot that I purchased from Whistling Fish Pottery(Mary J. Carlson aka weeble) that I think would go well with this tree. I tried to do a non-virtual of how in general this tree would look in this pot. I'm not a comp geek so doing a computer virt was ruled out. Doing this the tree is not high enough nor placed more towards the rim on the right of the scoop. Plus tilting the tree slightly so that it leans more outward and downward. I would like to get anyone and everyones opinion on placing it in the scoop or leave it as is. And if no one gives an opinion at least this will be show and tell  ;D
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 03:26 PM »
Just maybe. I personally think this pot is too large and overpowers the tree.

Just seen some interesting pots for sale on UK eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk

Search for "Shigarakiyaki" or "Erin" or "Remington".
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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 05:04 PM »
Thanks Jeremy for the link. Unfortunately there was nothin that grabbed my attention. Only found 2 Shigarakiyaki pots both too big, nothin From Erin I saw would fit this tree and found 2, maybe 3, from Tony Remington but those were either too small or just didn't look good to me.


Anyone else?
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 05:33 PM »
Also Jeremy when ya look at the first 2 pics the tree and the pot it is in now IS behind the scoop pot. So in perspective the tree appears to look much smaller. If ya were goin by the last 2 pics then disregard this  ;)
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 08:15 PM »
Too mch pot for a small moyogi juniper. Try the Monks.

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009, 08:21 PM »
Thanks John. I'll see what they have. If I need to I can ask MJ to make me one that fits :)
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 09:12 AM »
The pot really isn't too large. It is too bulky. The back part, where it flares into the crescent arch is too wide and too heavy for the tree.

That particular part of the pot is what makes the image.

I'd look for a pot that isn't so heavy handed. This can take some looking, as there are alot of this type of crescent pot out there. I'd look for a skilled Western bonsai potter for one. DaSu bonsai in Iowa used to make some pretty nice one off crescents. I own one. Don't know if they're still making them.

An alternative might be a rugged bunjin-type of round. A drum pot might be a last resort.
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009, 11:30 AM »
Nothin on the Monk front. All they had was boring elegant pots not suited to this tree imo. The scoop comes from a western potter. MJ is about as far west ya can go without droppin off in the Pacific :) I see where the "crescent" part needs to be not so large or heavy. I am lookin around the best I can. Even though this tree is Moyogi style it has ruggedness as if its been through hell a bit. Not as rough as high on a mountain cliff but somewhere where the elements and time have worked it over. Coastal cliff maybe? I may see what MJ can work up for a pot to really suit this tree. in the meantime I may just up pot this tree to allow better growth so it can fill in better. It is wired into the pot so I haven't looked to see how crammed it is in there. Thanks rockm
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 09:28 AM »
I've bought "egg shell" pots from DaSu in the past. IMO, they are among the best in the US. They're well  made and visually interesting enough to be used with this kind of tree.

Here's a link--the egg shell pots are on the fifth and sixth pages:
http://www.bonsaitrees.com/gallery.php?id=5&price=&category=&textsearch=&keywordentered=&rowindex=48&NL=&totnumrows=&NB=+Next+%3E%3E
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 12:58 PM »
Rockm what are ya doin to me?! Ya givin me that link is like givin $2000 to a rehab crack addict thinkin he won't spend it on a fix  :o THANKS BUD!!!  ;D Seriously thanks. I browsed some of the categories and WHOOO! why can't I be a millionaire. Their prices are fair. Got some things on my wishlist  ;)
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2009, 01:04 PM »
a few narrower choices
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2009, 01:26 PM »
a few more narrow
 

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Re: new pot for shohin juniper
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2009, 08:21 PM »
WOW  :o Those are nice Dale! What do the first 4 types usually run? The land/water ones too?