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Pot for tamarix

Post  leatherback on Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:27 pm

Hi All,

For about a year now, I have been working on a tamarix. I am developing it in a drooping style, Slightly hanging to a side..

I have to repot in spring, and would like to get a suitable pot for it, so I can take it to a club meeting in something better then a plastic tray Very Happy. I am thinking in the area of a semi-cascade pot, as these are moisture loving, and because of the droopy style.

I have found a pot, would this be a suitable match in your eyes? The pot is roughly to schale with the plant.


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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:35 pm

I'd rather see a pot that allowed the tree to sit more to the right, so the tree leaned OVER the pot and not as much out of it.

I also think a brown unglazed pot would look better.

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Post  beer city snake on Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:36 pm

in my eyes, yes !

it would be YES ! if the lower band of color was darker, but that is a minor point.
perhaps some top dressing of a similar color mixed amongst some moss would help bring it together...
(or some golden-ish moss)

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Post  leatherback on Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:11 pm

JimLewis wrote:I'd rather see a pot that allowed the tree to sit more to the right, so the tree leaned OVER the pot and not as much out of it.  

I also think a brown unglazed pot would look better.

Thx Jim,

Eventually I expect the flowers and subsequent resh growth each year to drop well below the rim of the pot, which is why the trunk is slightly slanted.. Very Happy

I was in doubt re. the color too Neutral

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Post  leatherback on Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:13 pm

beer city snake wrote:in my eyes, yes !

it would be YES ! if the lower band of color was darker, but that is a minor point.
perhaps some top dressing of a similar color mixed amongst some moss would help bring it together...
(or some golden-ish moss)

Thx. Will have a look-see-think Very Happy

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:26 pm

Maybe . . .



This way there is a bit of soil under the slant of the tree and it doesn't look like it was falling out of the pot.  I may have "made" the pot a little too large -- but not much. Pot is by Dale Cochoy.

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Post  Precarious on Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:35 pm

The foliage and growing it in the style you've chosen strike me as feminine.  I don't think a glazed pot would be out of the question either, do you think?

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:49 am

JimLewis wrote:Maybe . . .



This way there is a bit of soil under the slant of the tree and it doesn't look like it was falling out of the pot.  I may have "made" the pot a little too large -- but not much.  Pot is by Dale Cochoy.


I think Jims pot is an improvement in size otherwise I like your pot fwiw...
I would trim/prune away a little of the foliage near bottom in order to expose and show off the base/trunk of the tree.
I would also prune away some foliage inbetween branches to give a more defined look to each branch.
A good looking example of Bonsai Gardening, job well done

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:00 pm

I like Jim's suggestions as to the pot. I'd suggest considering moving it even closer to the right to clarify it's movement.

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Post  leatherback on Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:46 pm

Thx Bolero. The green stuff at the bottom is mainly trhere to support root-development on the side: I have let some buds pop next to small roots that I want to fatten Very Happy. But this is like a well-fertilized lawm; You cut it. Turn around and it has regrown. I had 6 foot branches grow in 3 months Sad

Won't the blueish pot clash with the pinkish flowers?

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:02 pm

I see it as complementing....blue/pink....kinda like the distinction between girl and boy babies Smile

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:05 pm

Blue and Pink...sounds perfect. Outstanding and will compliment each other. Find a darker Blue not quite Navy for a backdrop when taking pictures with flowers in bloom...

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