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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

Livin' in Liverpool: Hope springs eternal even in the shadow of Dunkin'
Eagle News Online
10, beginning at noon each day in the Carman Community Room. Bonsai Club of CNY will display a variety of bonsai trees in different shapes and styles. There will also be a raffle and a sale of bonsai and bonsai-related items such as accent plants, pots ...


Cool Spaces: Euclid Japanese Maple gardener hosts tours at her home (photos and video)
The showy perennials line and overflow stone and pebble walkways, and fill decorative pots. In between are bundles of dwarf conifers and petite perennial shrubs, and dozens of bonsai on display. "If I had to guess how many plants we have in all, I'd ...

Parramatta Sun

What's on in and around Parramatta
Parramatta Sun
A large and beautiful collection of Australian native and exotic bonsai will be on show, as well as a display of suiseki and miniature bonsai pots. There will be demonstrations and trees for sale as well as expert advice. Cost is $5 adults, $3 ...


26-28 Aug 2017 - Bonsai Weekend at Gordale
Large and varied selection of bonsai trees for sale, including starter trees plus guidance from Kyoto Bonsai, pots from Walsall Ceramics and tools and equipment from Green Dragon Bonsai. Meet award-winning Bonsai expert John Armitage. John's love of ...

KCBY.com 11

Bonsai Day returns Saturday to Shore Acres State Park
KCBY.com 11
"Imagine those being miniaturized down to just a fraction of what they could possibly be through the art of bonsai, where not only the leaves and the branches are trained and trimmed, but the roots are too, and (they are) put into very small pots to be ...

The Telegraph

Cultivating bonsai – a Japanese art form
The Telegraph
Several pots contain climbing wisteria plants, which lend themselves well to being trained as bonsai. The same azaleas enjoyed in the yard around one's house can be reduced in size to the small trays or containers with the same bloom proportion to size ...

Sequim Gazette

Dungeness Bonsai club helps Tacoma teens after vandalism
Sequim Gazette
“There's not that many instructors with students this age doing this, and when I talked with our members they stepped up and a number of them gave us pots and plants to take.” The school's club hosts as many as 20 students, depending on the time of ...

Northeast Indiana Public Radio

Fort Wayne Club Explores The Art Of Bonsai
Northeast Indiana Public Radio
As the president of the Bonsai Club for about 25 years, Darlene Kittle says the club's goal is to teach the art of bonsai. She says this includes pruning the roots, placing the pots, wiring the branches and letting it grow. “We can turn trees into a ...


8 gardening events not to miss: veggie garden workshop, orchid demonstration
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.

Beat the heat, shop for arts and crafts on Tahoe's North Shore
Sacramento Bee
... Plant Foundry, 3500 Broadway, Sacramento. When: 10 a.m. next Saturday, Aug. 26. Admission: $45. Details: 916-917-5787, www.plantfoundry.com. Local bonsai expert Matt Born leads this informative class on how to get started growing little trees in pots.

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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...