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ibrar



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PostSubject: plastic pots ?   Sat May 30, 2009 2:49 pm

hi.
can we use plastic pots for bonsai. i have visited plastic shops there are very good bowls and trays available in different styles and colors. can we use them?
and they are cheap too. jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Sat May 30, 2009 2:54 pm

ibrar thanks for new suggestion.
yes we can use plastic pots for bonsai.
think if you cant find original bonsai pots,nor local made clay pots, then what will you do?
answer is simple use plastic pots.they are good cheap and unbreakable.
you can use them for bonsai training when you find a suitable pot you can use the original one.
if you are student i will suggest you to use them save some bucks for your fun.
but dont forget to make some holes in the bottom of the pot for proper drainage. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:07 am

yes good idea ibrar. plastic pots are cheap and non breakable.looks nice too.
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:29 am

dear members.
i am agreed with your suggestions partially not as whole.
bonsai is an art and its can be very to different areas and regions,but dont try to neglect its basic requirements and techniques.you have to use the pots as other artist do.
but other side if you dont find the pots then you can use alternates.as we are using alternates materials to soil.
think you cant display your bonsai in exhibition in plastic pot.
but you can use it as training pot.
good luck
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:31 pm

You can also use concrete made pots. Search the net and you will find tons of info on how you can use concrete slabs and pots. They look artistic and look better than plastic. Though you can still use plastic ones if you are currently training your bonsai. By the way you can use shallow trays that are used under house plants pots to stop water from draining onto the floor. They can be bought from any nursery. They also make good bonsai pots but only for some specifics bonsai styles only.
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:38 am

welcome waqar on pak bonsai.
you have suggested very good idea. the concretes are very good pots as i have been using them in gardening. plus it would be a more artistic that we made our own pots for bonsai, no doubt international artists and masters do it, why should not we ?
waqar have you made for yourself if yes please post pics and method for members.
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:23 am

Thanks for the complement but I have not made one for me yet as I am using the shallow trays that I bought from the nursery. I will post the pics of my bonsai soon. As I am also new to this hobby so my bonsai have been in training for only 2 years inaddition I haven't been able to do much work on them cause of my laziness and busy schedule.
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:20 am

waqar dont worry every one here is new.
as you are using shallow trays, i am using KINALY , PIYALA and some plastic pots.
the basic aim of this forum is to share ideas with others so w can make some good bonsai. and we are waiting for your bonsai pics.
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:45 pm

Very Informative.What other kinds of pots could be used?
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:42 am

welcome khan on pak bonsai'
i m pleased to know that our family is increasing day by day.
khan as you have asked for other kind of pots we can use.
answer is any pot.no restriction no boundaries,whatever you can use ,
artist are using clay pots,plastic ,concrete,stones plates metals and wood too.
the basic idea is to provide the soil to plant and better look for viewers.
that's it.
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:59 am

As noted, many types of containers can be used especially for bonsai that are still in training. Here is a picture of a homemade wooden box that has already seen several years of use and currently has a new subject in it. Notice the slats that act as feet and raise the pot from whatever surface it is on. The spacing allows excellent drainage. All that is required is suitable lumber and some sort of screening.



Also don't overlook the possibility that your younger trees can spend time in the ground while they are under development. The desire to have a bonsai in an artistic pot, while understandable, can actually slow the progress of your trees. It is not uncommon to spend years working on a tree before it is placed in a bonsai pot.

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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:44 am

yes bonsai need lot of time and patience.you have to wait years before you can plant your tree in a tray or pot.
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PostSubject: Pots   Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:14 pm

Hi
Have not been able to locate any bonsai pots, so far.
I have used some ceramic pots (soup bowls) instead.
Had to drill drainnage holes in them (a hard job).
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:31 am

bowls (PIYALA) are good option i also have used them.
since we dont have bonsai nurseries and stores here in Pakistan..it is much difficult to find a pot or other material for bonsai..if you buy it from online it cost too much.
so there should not be hesitation to use local pots for bonsai
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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:37 pm

plastic pots are cheap and non breakable.looks nice too.

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PostSubject: Re: plastic pots ?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:35 pm

for training, plastic pots are very good.
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