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Post  mike page on Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:38 pm

Very unusual "pot" I bought many years ago at a GSBF convention. It has languished on the shelf all this time until today when I had an inspiration.
Height is about 16 inches.

I view the tree as bunjin, and maybe the pot is a new style bunjin container. Cool

After it's well established, I'll do a trim on the foliage to open it a bit, and scrub the trunk. I should have it show ready in a couple of months.





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Post  nguyenninh789 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:05 am

hi ibc Very Happy


for sharing Nice pot

hi hi this pot made ​​of what?

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Post  mike page on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:08 am

nguyenninh789 wrote:hi ibc Very Happy


for sharing Nice pot

hi hi this pot made ​​of what?

The pot is glazed high fired ceramic.

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Post  nguyenninh789 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:12 am

hi

is very clever.
asking to borrow mo.

Thank you.'s have documentation about sharing yourself with IBC.
affraid

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:51 am

Hi Mike,
Is the back open for easier repotting? Neat concept.
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Post  mike page on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:03 am

Todd Ellis wrote:Hi Mike,
Is the back open for easier repotting? Neat concept.
Todd

Hi Todd
The opening is an oval. Same in the back as in the front. I hsd to cut the roots to fit the oval opening. I put planting mix in the tube to fill up the area on each side of the oval. Then I wet it so it would stay in place, Then I "shoe horned" the roots into the opening, and worked some planting mix into the roots. There's a drain hole under the roots.

BTW, if you should ever pass through Salem, say "hello" from an old Salem kid! Very Happy

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:03 pm

How do you plant to repot when it's time?

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Post  Poink88 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:37 pm

JimLewis wrote:How do you plant to repot when it's time?

I assume the pot will have to be broken/destroyed. Neat idea but not practical IMHO.

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Post  marcus watts on Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:21 pm

no need to break the pot ! just ease a very sharp blade down one side and cut through, then the opposite side will pull out basically intact - tricky repotting but not impossible.

easier still keep the composition in a second subian type shallow tray with bonsai soil, just root prune the roots that come through the hole, easy, just like doing a tree growing in rock.

Having one or two wierd and wonderful pots in a collection adds interest.

cheers Marcus

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Post  mike page on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:32 pm

marcus watts wrote:no need to break the pot ! just ease a very sharp blade down one side and cut through, then the opposite side will pull out basically intact - tricky repotting but not impossible.

easier still keep the composition in a second subian type shallow tray with bonsai soil, just root prune the roots that come through the hole, easy, just like doing a tree growing in rock.

Having one or two wierd and wonderful pots in a collection adds interest.

cheers Marcus

Marcus, I think you have the plan! Cool

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Post  marcus watts on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:33 pm

mike page wrote:
marcus watts wrote:no need to break the pot ! just ease a very sharp blade down one side and cut through, then the opposite side will pull out basically intact - tricky repotting but not impossible.

easier still keep the composition in a second subian type shallow tray with bonsai soil, just root prune the roots that come through the hole, easy, just like doing a tree growing in rock.

Having one or two wierd and wonderful pots in a collection adds interest.

cheers Marcus

Marcus, I think you have the plan! Cool

thanks Mike,
as you know there is always a solution to every challenge, just got to work it out !

cheers Marcus

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Post  Poink88 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:53 pm

marcus watts wrote:
mike page wrote:
marcus watts wrote:no need to break the pot ! just ease a very sharp blade down one side and cut through, then the opposite side will pull out basically intact - tricky repotting but not impossible.

easier still keep the composition in a second subian type shallow tray with bonsai soil, just root prune the roots that come through the hole, easy, just like doing a tree growing in rock.

Having one or two wierd and wonderful pots in a collection adds interest.

cheers Marcus

Marcus, I think you have the plan! Cool

thanks Mike,
as you know there is always a solution to every challenge, just got to work it out !

cheers Marcus
Yeah it might work but at the expense of the plant and you will end up with a lop sided root system. Even if you plan to trim the roots it will not be balanced. Pulling the roots from one side will also be problematic. It might work but as I said...not very practical. Good conversation piece though.

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Post  marcus watts on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:27 pm

Poink88 wrote:
Yeah it might work but at the expense of the plant and you will end up with a lop sided root system. Even if you plan to trim the roots it will not be balanced. Pulling the roots from one side will also be problematic. It might work but as I said...not very practical. Good conversation piece though.[/quote]

i think you are one step behind poink, my post evolved in the next paragraph and we have moved on to growing the roots through into a shallow tray, then you just prune the roots that go through into it....exactly the way you look after bonsai trees planted in rocks - the roots in the center of the rock remain untouched for ever and all root pruning is done on the lower sections that pass out into the subian type tray (with drain holes), it works perfectly for many many years until the rock breaks.....even then the trunk often holds the upper rock / pot together.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:23 pm

Mike,
Imagine this blue pot planted with a large clump of bloodgrass.
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Post  mike page on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:43 pm

Todd Ellis wrote:Mike,
Imagine this blue pot planted with a large clump of bloodgrass.
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That would work!

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:54 am

Hello guys.

...Though I am not too sure about the beauty of the composition (sorry Mike!). But, if you like it and want to keep it long in that pot I don't see any problem with repotting and root pruning. Just pull the tree out of the pot when it is due for repotting, just use chopsticks and thick wires to loosen up the soil on both ends, and pull the tree out, I don't think the major roots will break. this is not a huge tree I presume. Root pruning involves root reduction, so what will be left on the farthest end of the pot are the smallest/ youngest roots needed to be removed. Roots on this type of planting will move sideways instead of downwards, so younger roots will definitely move to the left and right and older roots will be in the middle.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  crust on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:37 pm

Never repot the tree. I have seen trees in containers or on slabs that had been there thirty years plus. They grow slowly and become ever so cool. Use of a durable soil and careful watering is what I'd do.

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Post  bumblebee on Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:18 pm

What kind of tree is it?

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Post  mike page on Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:21 pm

bumblebee wrote:What kind of tree is it?

Libby

Kingsville boxwood

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Post  mike page on Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:59 pm



One possibility for display.
An unusual bonsai, in an unusual pot. in an unusual suiban, on an unusual diaza. Cool

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Post  crust on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:12 pm

I think it would be sweet on a broken wood shard or a a slab of rusted tin with a crumpled edge.

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