I liked that pot too

jeremy_norbury

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Acer palmatum katsura decided to force my hand on the repotting front. It's was marked for a repot but I guess late frost finally got the better of the Czech pot.

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Well ready for a repot.
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I broke the rest of the pot off trying to get the tree out - could maybe have repaired it but it was a €7/$8 pot.
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Small tree - but a flat pancake nebari under the moss.

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Tempting to go with no pot...

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Decided to over pot it for a year
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Done.
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Bummer about the pot - I liked it too. Could you explain a little bit about your choice of shape for this tree? I like round pots, and I'm not always sure when to best implement them . . .
 

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better a broken pot then a broken tree.
Spoken like a true....

Guy with a THREAD on broke pots!

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I like the new one.

Sorce
 

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Love a katsura. Great looking tree. Is it growing on its own roots? I had one die back from everywhere after I layered it....:(
 

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I have two katsura's as bonsai. One a dwarf and the other full sized. But then they're not maples....:)

I do like the look of the maple because it has that branch location referred to as "mother- daughter". A style that I deeply appreciate.

My styling preferance would be to avoid a deeper round pot with exaggerated rim and feet. I much prefer a simple oval for such a tree and much more shallow. Pots with three legged feet, normally require the front of the tree to be positioned with the lone foot centered and forward.

but the world is filled with endless opportunities relating to style, which I find much more forgiving then an emphasis on cultural directives
which I find less empowering because of nationality other than being Japanese.
 

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Nice tree. Whats your idea for the future? Grow out and cut back, obviously but are you going to leave it styled like that? Im not at all saying it needs another style. Far from it. Im trying to learn the "when" as well as "how/why", not saying anything ugly about it in the least. Im trying to get a feel for the timing as well as styling, so I stress trees less.
 

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Like the new pot better. Some things are serendipitous. Maybe you'll find something even better than this combo.
 

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Bummer about the pot - I liked it too. Could you explain a little bit about your choice of shape for this tree? I like round pots, and I'm not always sure when to best implement them . . .
I prefer round pots and I had considered this unglazed one below. The tree seemed last year to suffer either wind burn or possible a leaf fungus - so I figured I'd go for the slightly larger pot. Aesthetics be damned, the tree's health is most important.

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