NOT pots ???

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Would love to see pics of folks that have plantings living in things other than traditional pots!

I know you’re out there!!!
 

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This was done more as a joke. VW piston. Customer dropped a valve on his rail buggy. Told him this was like a VooDoo Doll and if it dies, his new motor will too. Only a lil mum, so no big loss.
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Bald cypress knee:

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This one got torn apart to baby one of the trees with a blond (albino) streak. I started a new forest in it this spring.
Very cool!! you treated the wood to preserve it?
This was done more as a joke. VW piston. Customer dropped a valve on his rail buggy. Told him this was like a VooDoo Doll and if it dies, his new motor will too. Only a lil mum, so no big loss.
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Steampunk pot vibes
 

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With the passing of Nick Lenz I'm going to do something with this in his memory. Just not sure what to plant in it yet. It's hollow and would need drain holes drilled. It would have to be a permanent planting as repotting would be w/a hammer. LOL
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Very cool!! you treated the wood to preserve it?

I keep it inside. I repot the trees in it every year. While it is empty, I sand lightly to refresh the surface and finish with some light coats of degradation.

The inside is coated with a rubber spray paint to protect from the constant damp. The probability is high that the heavy metals in the paint contributed to the albino streak in one of the trees that caused me to disassemble that forest last season.

The last forest spent 3 years in it before I took it apart. The new forest is new this spring. So far it's holding up very well. Being inside out of the UV helps...
 

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This was done more as a joke. VW piston. Customer dropped a valve on his rail buggy. Told him this was like a VooDoo Doll and if it dies, his new motor will too. Only a lil mum, so no big loss.
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I looked at this one just right and now I can't shake the image of a robot head!
 

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@57vert can't miss that!
Post in thread 'NOT pots ???' https://www.bonsainut.com/threads/not-pots.55783/post-965298

@LittleDingus that knee is interesting!

Ludarocks. Uh, not oo.

2 kill one bird.
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This one is coming out of a couple years of tip blight fantasticly, no spray, no design lost, no fertilizer.
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The blighty tips are now so few I could probably cut them all and be safe.

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I don't have any examples because my trees are either in ceramic pots or nursery pots, however I just wanted to point out that many ceramic pot styles are actually based on organic shapes or forms that were probably used previously. Examples being drum pots, bamboo pots, trunk or log pots, and barrel pots. (Erik Križovenský pot shown here).

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Not a tree. Maybe an accent plant. Hawthornia of some sort in a toothbrush holder, it has been in there for 4-5 years.
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One of my students has asked me to try to use this. It is a bit too long and the opening at the bottom is kind of small but I get flattered when the kids are interested in my hobbies so I plan to make something of it. I have plenty of ficus microcarpa cuttings with no real plans for them. I worry about airflow around the trunk causing algae issues but it might turn out interestingly.

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Not a tree. Maybe an accent plant. Hawthornia of some sort in a toothbrush holder, it has been in there for 4-5 years.
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One of my students has asked me to try to use this. It is a bit too long and the opening at the bottom is kind of small but I get flattered when the kids are interested in my hobbies so I plan to make something of it. I have plenty of ficus microcarpa cuttings with no real plans for them. I worry about airflow around the trunk causing algae issues but it might turn out interestingly.

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Thanks for sharing! Those are great. Love the toothbrush holder!
 
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I was thinking of starting a thread for “pots that are not pots,” but this thread seems to have it covered. I think this is intended to be a berry washer. My worry is that it will not be that stable with a cascade big enough for the “not pot,” but I liked the glaze.FCA1E9DA-D02F-40FC-A62E-49BFAC271F0B.jpegCCCF1C6C-AC59-4760-AAC8-DF9C7DE113E1.jpeg
 

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Frankly I am amazed of the level of self discipline of the members of this sites. It's been more than a week and yet no one has posted a plant in a potty!
 

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I was thinking of starting a thread for “pots that are not pots,” but this thread seems to have it covered. I think this is intended to be a berry washer. My worry is that it will not be that stable with a cascade big enough for the “not pot,” but I liked the glaze.View attachment 440754View attachment 440755
Thats freaking cool
 

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Frankly I am amazed of the level of self discipline of the members of this sites. It's been more than a week and yet no one has posted a plant in a potty!
I have often thought of taking a Florida native ficus aurea and planting it in a potty and allowing it to get escape roots, eventually it would strangle it. It would have to be in the backyard to avoid water lines, sidewalks, driveways, etc.
 

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I don't have any examples because my trees are either in ceramic pots or nursery pots, however I just wanted to point out that many ceramic pot styles are actually based on organic shapes or forms that were probably used previously. Examples being drum pots, bamboo pots, trunk or log pots, and barrel pots. (Erik Križovenský pot shown here).

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that looks fantastic. I've got to figure out how they got that stratified/layered texture.
 
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