I’ve been growing a dwarf wisteria made from air layer for some time and am now ready to show it. The tree is still young and I have yet to see it bloom, but it might make a nice second tree in a medium sized display. Which means, of course, I had to select a pot for the upcoming exhibit.
There were several fun candidates. One of them is quite a bit more expensive than the others – any guesses which?
Pot #1 – Bunzan
Roots peeking out from the drainage holes
Pot #2 – glazed Japanese
Pot #3 – unglazed oval with demon feet
Pot #4 – Glazed Japanese
The first pot, made by Bunzan, is fun and colorful, but it’s a little on the large side. Pot #2, a glazed oval, is the conservative choice. Pot #3 is less conventional as it’s unglazed – and in possession of demon feet – but I really like how the feet raise the pot above the ground. It’s also a bit large for the tree. Pot #4 may seem small and the style strong, but I think it could work well. It’s also worth infinitely more than the tree as it’s made by Tofukuji.
Which did I select? The glazed oval. I selected it instead of the demon feet less because it suits the tree well and more because I thought it might be easier to pair it with another tree. In other words, were the wisteria paired with a conifer in an unglazed pot, the two unglazed pots together might distract from the overall diplay.
The blue oval – after repotting
Of course, I don’t yet know with which tree it will be displayed so time will tell whether or not the selection was actually conservative.
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