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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.

News About Buying Bonsai Pots

Home + Garden Digest: Bonsai club to host annual exhibition
Santa Cruz Sentinel
... and a bonsai tree styling demonstration with Sensei Katsumi Kinoshita will be held at 1:30 p.m.. Admission is free (donations are appreciated). There will be plants and pots for sale, door prizes, and raffle of bonsai material, including the ...

Aptos Times

Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai 29th Annual Exhibit
Aptos Times
The newly created bonsai tree will then be offered in a raffle drawing along with other trees and items donated by club members. These trees have been cared for, designed, wired, and potted in bonsai pots so individuals winning the tree/s can begin ...

The Tribune

Kusamono: The hand-sized garden
The Tribune
Kusamono is referred to a complementary or an accent plant displayed next to a well-grown bonsai in ceremonial exhibitions. While doing so, to attract the ... These plants may be exhibited in a pot, stone or slate or even in driftwood. Pots should be ...

The Hindu

An Oriental touch
The Hindu
Bonsai pots with casuarina and green island ficus dot the corridors; the exhibits were inaugurated by Hiroko Taniguchi, Deputy Consul-General, Consulate of Japan. The event also saw Molly Cherian, a certified instructor from Sogetsu Ikebana, Chennai ...

The Tribune

When driftwood meets bonsai
The Tribune
Anchor the whole configuration to sit firmly in the pot using wires passing through the holes in the pot. While potting, place the combination on the flat piece of a brick or a tile made for the purpose and pot the bonsai using standard potting techniques.

Listening to the Voices of Trees: The Bonsai World of Kawabe Takeo
I divided the work into two stages over two years, and moved the trees slowly into bonsai pots. Again, this was a decision that was based on listening to what the trees were telling me.” Kizahashi (Stairs) (left), a Tōhoku shinpaku, more than 1,000 ...

PR Newswire (press release)

Learn the Art of Bonsai From 9GreenBox.com - Producing Lavish Household Plants and Accessories Since 2007
PR Newswire (press release)
JURUPA VALLEY, Calif., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Bonsai" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word "penzai', meaning "tray planting." Bonsai are not a species but a general term for any plant tamed at a miniature size, in a vase or pot ...

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Little Diggers monthly gardening series returns
June 10: Plant an Ice Cream Cone – Come to the market and plant a spring vegetable in an unusual container, such as ice cream cones or peat pots. July 8: Kokedama/Japanese Moss Balls – Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai, where a plant's root ...

Peoria Journal Star

Tips for dressing up window boxes
Peoria Journal Star
Plants in one-gallon pots might be just right: You want plants that are large enough to show up right away and get your little garden in the window off to a strong start. Low-growing ornamental grasses, such as Mexican feather grass (Stipa tenuissima ...

VOX POPULI: If only we could be as calm and collected as a work of bonsai
Asahi Shimbun
According to the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, the history of bonsai can be traced to China about 1,300 years ago. A mural at the tomb of the son of Wu Zetian (624-705), an empress of the Tang Dynasty, shows her lady-in-waiting reverently holding a pot of ...

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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...