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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


Winston-Salem Journal

Bonsai may be easier than you think
Winston-Salem Journal
Bonsai are traditionally grown in shallow pots or pans, giving only a small space for roots. In order to bonsai a particular plant, it is necessary to drastically prune the roots — and the top of the plant — to fit it proportionally into your ...



GeekDad (blog)

Tiny Plant Journey: A Miniature Garden Newbie
GeekDad (blog)
But I've always been fascinated with small plants, such as bonsai and miniature gardens. A couple of decades ago, I got a DIY bonsai kit that came with pots, seeds, soil, and little metal scissors. I dutifully planted the seeds and watered them. And ...



Scranton Times-Tribune

Garden center cultivates the art of bonsai
Scranton Times-Tribune
It's also where the NEPA Bonsai Society gathers to talk trees, and the centuries-old practice of growing and grooming them in artistic pots. The Bonsai Society began meeting at the garden center about 1987, when Ray Lauer suggested it as an alternative ...

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Bradford Era

Bonsai! Program on Japanese bonsai trees slated at Portville library
Bradford Era
A bonsai tree is showcased at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum. Area residents will have an opportunity to learn how to create their own miniature trees at an introductory program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...



Japan to be first stop for World Cultural Celebration
TCPalm
Stuart Ceramics Studio will offer a bonsai pot making workshop for interested participants to discuss the criteria of this important artistic component of bonsai. Guests will be invited to create their own bonsai pot for a small fee. Renowned local ...



Bucks County Courier Times

Bonsai master devotes life to ancient art of tiny ornamental potted trees
Bucks County Courier Times
Rosade, whose father was an avid gardener, has been fascinated with trees and plants since childhood. He discovered bonsai at Philadelphia Flower Show when he was just 11. “I just found these little plants in pots that looked like bigger trees ...

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DAI ICHI BONSAI KAI MEETING
Gardena Valley News
Miyahara and Sykesare well know bonsai artists from San Diego area. They will talk about root trimming, pot selection, soil components, building better nebari (surface roots), rootball reduction, root types, properly securing tree to pot, aftercare ...



ABC Newspapers

Garden Views: Caring for your outdoor Bonsai tree
ABC Newspapers
My only experience with bonsai was from watching the movie “The Karate Kid” where Mr. Miyagi uses caring for bonsai to teach life lessons to the Kid. When you're a gardener, others believe you to have ... The word bonsai, literally translated, means “a ...



The Seattle Times

Aarin Packard's cool job at Pacific Bonsai Museum
The Seattle Times
How did you get started in that field? As a kid I was exposed to bonsai by my father and by Mr. Miyagi [from “The Karate Kid”], and began practicing it as a teenager. I also wanted to be a curator and went to George Washington University for an M.A. in ...



West Seattle Blog (blog)

Gathering on March 18th to remember Esther Bath, 1920-2017
West Seattle Blog (blog)
Bonsai trees, both in pots and in the ground, were another way she expanded her agricultural interest. Once the children were grown, Russ and Esther had the opportunity to travel throughout the world, which they both thoroughly enjoyed. Esther was a ...


Google News



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...