One of my favorite activities relating to bonsai display is pot selection. I’ll be showing a young black pine at tomorrow’s Bay Island Bonsai exhibit and the pot used for the past year isn’t exactly show quality.
13 year-old black pine in colander
Here are 11 options for the tree. Some look great to me, others less so. A couple of my favorites are either a bit too small or a bit too large. Any favorite combinations?
Pot 1 – scalloped sides
Pot 2 – Chinese antique
Pot 3 – nanban style
Pot 4a – Reiho
Pot 4b – same pot from the other side
Pot 5 – drum pot
Pot 6 – shallow dish
Pot 7 – nanban
Pot 8 – flower-shaped pot
Pot 9 – square pot
Pot 10 – Bunzan
Pot 11 – square pot
To see the final selection, come to Bay Island Bonsai’s 17th annual exhibit this weekend or stay tuned for upcoming posts from the exhibit.
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