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Post  eric sanders on Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:56 pm

Hello to you all,i hope to get some ideas for a pot for my Korean hornbeam.

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Post  dave steventon on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:31 pm

hi eric what a fantastic trunk im no good with photo shop just thought i would comment on the tree.i first thought was a slightly wider oval pot only in my humble opinion though Very Happy

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:34 pm

I would go with a larger by at least 1/2 and use a natural clay rather than a color. Oh, an oval.

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Post  Dave Martin on Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:03 pm

An oval and one by Gordon Duffett from UK.
He has a greenish glaze which would suit the Korean Hornbeam



Like the one on the right in this picture.

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Post  mbolos on Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:37 pm

I'm far from adept at photo-editing, but thought I'd give a go at placing the tree inside the pot Dave recommended (if anything just to give an idea on color)...


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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:24 am

You have a very nice tree!!! it does look good in that pot also... i would go with ovel maybe light color not glased....nice tree take care john

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:36 am

Great choice with the Duffett oval. Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:10 am

no glase, oval, natural grey, to light greenish grey maybe a little on the deep side to bring out the "mammoth" in her.

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Post  eric sanders on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:41 am

first off all, thanks for taking the effort, and that's a nice pot from Gordon Duffet.
i realy like the greenish grey glaze,looks very natural. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy thanks again

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Post  john pitt on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:40 pm

Hi Eric, hope you and family are keeping well?

Your tree reminded me of mine, both are powerful images, rugged, gnarled nebari and lower trunk,
for this reason I think a soft cornered rectangle would be good, also the nebari on your tree would fit better into a rectangle shape, it looks like it fills the present pot into the corners, and it looks good doing this.
Here's a picture of mine, one of the most notable features of hornbeams is the Autumn colour, so I chose a glaze with a hint of blue to contrast the vivid orange of Autumn, and a powerful pot design with top and bottom rims.


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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:44 pm

Great tree and pot John. I wouldn't expect anything less. Very Happy

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Post  stavros on Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:09 pm

Hi John, regards from Cyprus
I see your point with the soft cornered rectangle....you do not lose the dynamic masculine look of the pot while having a softer outline, that matches a powerful broadleaf.
Lovely combination.
Thanks for sharing.

I would personally go with something similar for the tree in question

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Post  eric sanders on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:43 pm

i was thinking about the oval,but like john said it fills the pot now, and it has to be a big oval when it should fit in.
so my thought's are going out to a rectangle,and i really like the soft cornered one.
sometimes its difficult to choose the perfect one,there are so many beatifull pot's.
should make it more easy when have a couple off pot,s and hold it in front off the tree.
but thats the challenge.

i will think it over all the advices, and many thanks.

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:05 pm

Lovely tree

I would go for the the john Pitt pot, with the rims, and the corners.

Kind regards yvonne

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Post  john pitt on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:22 pm

Thanks Will,

Stavros, you are exactly right!
for me it's all about matching the characteristics of the tree with certain features within the pot, and the pot I showed did just that, in my opinion of course, there will always be personal taste when it comes to choosing a pot, but some features work better with specific trees.

Thank you Yvonne, pleased you like the combination.

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Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:09 pm

Eric

With a trunk that big and giving a feeling of age, the Duffet pot although a very good pot is too new in style. The pot John has or similar shows the tree to its true age and maturity

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Post  john pitt on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:36 am

Thats a very good point Paul,

Age, or apparent age, is also very important within the whole image, we are after all creating "old" trees,
or the illusion of an old tree, so also very important for the pot to fit this criteria, (illusion or otherwise)

Antique pots are not an option in most cases, but I think its possible for a new pot to have an aged look about it,
and for an ancient looking tree worth considering when choosing a pot.

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Post  eric sanders on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:34 pm

i have thought it over,and i am going with john's opinion.
i will add a couple off small changes,when it's finished i will show it here.
thanks to all.

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