A stick in a Pot (wooden that is)

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A stick in a Pot (wooden that is)

Post  gman on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:38 pm

The maple is a vine maple I've had growing in this 2 gal pot for a few years, (...yeah I know....put it in the ground and grow it out for a few years Very Happy )......and the pot (vessel) is a yellow cedar burl I carved out. Pot and tree before and a couple of potential fronts.





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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:10 am

Graham,

very nice touch, especially the Amerindian stand. Very harmonious, very creative.
Thanks, a pleasure to look at.
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Post  Jason Eider on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:43 am

well done graham, like the wooden pot alot. tree looks good in it.

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Post  gman on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:03 am

Thank you Khaimraj and Jason,
The wooden pot came with some wonderful smoked sockeye salmon and the design is from a local coast salish first nation. Perhaps I could try modifying the traditional display with a pacific northwest coast feel........but that might ruffle a few feathers here Very Happy
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Post  mikebonsai on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:16 am

Looks very classy. Love the pot!

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:41 am

Graham,

it would be interesting to see how this works in leaf.

I think you have an idea there, but it will need refinement. So perhaps it is better to focus on the refinement and worry less about feathers and all that stuff.
Happy problem solving.
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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:56 am

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Graham,

it would be interesting to see how this works in leaf.

I think you have an idea there, but it will need refinement. So perhaps it is better to focus on the refinement and worry less about feathers and all that stuff.
Happy problem solving.
Khaimraj

Graham,
...The wooden pot will rot before you get the proper refinement. scratch

this composition will work IMHO only as temporary display. Plant and refine the tree in a regular oversized pot then on a show or display put it in a wooden pot and after the display placed it back again in a regular pot or plastic pot.

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:03 am

Graham,
I got another idea. grow the tree in a pot shaped and small enough to be hidden with a moss (or ground cover) later inside the wooden pot , to be placed there only during a show. then you can remove and placed it back in that wooden pot without stressing the tree and its roots much. this way you'll also save the nice wood vessel from certain rotting problem.

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Post  mikebonsai on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:24 am

Just treat the area which will be in contact with the soil with something that prevents it from rotting and it should be fine in my opinion. Besides he has to change the soil now and then, as well as root pruning, so that will give him the opportunity to check the status of said rot.

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:59 pm

Mike,
Continuous exposure to water and moist soil will still rot the wood no matter what preservative or waterproofing is applied, plus the factor that the tree and "wooden pot" will be placed outdoor and will be exposed with the element. This is the same reason why we cannot create deadwood below the ground level.

PS. I am into construction business, and we find waterproofing woods to be a huge problem, continuous application of waterproofing is a must, and those are for woods above ground that can easily be retouched anytime of the day.
I think we have this topic here before.

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Post  gman on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:11 pm

Hi Mike and Jun, thank you for your comments and your ideas.

I like the idea of only using the wooden pot only for shows but we only have one major show every 4 years or so up here.
The wood does have some natural preservative qualities - Wiki quote “Yellow Cedar exhibits notable durability and longevity, being resistant to decay, insect attack and, in salt water applications, to marine borers”.
I also know that the local first nations would burn or scorch wood to help it from rotting so maybe next spring I’ll remove the tree dry the wooden pot out and try burning the inside part only.
The natural size of the Vine maple leaf is medium sized but can be reduced in pot culture so it will take a few more years to get the ramification and leave size I need to produce a more harmonious image.
Cheers Graham

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:27 pm

wonderful thread both for display and comment on the use of a unique pot.

I love the native people's design involvement.

While i was in japan, on the Island of Hokkaido, the Ainu people were native to the land before the japanese.

This is a mask of what they looked like with their facial hair and head dress. Jason, who posted here made the Jitta for the mask.

I like this type of display

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:01 pm

coupla extra shots Smile

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Post  gman on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:45 am

Thanks Dick,
That's a really interesting mask, like the scroll, is that a crow or raven?
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Post  dick benbow on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:05 pm

crow, beak would need to be a little bigger if raven. I had it up on the scroll cause it's been raining, hailing and snow flurries. Some official spring Smile

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