Bonsai Tie Pots in Hoosierland, An In-depth Review
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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.
The following is from Steve Moore’s Bonsai in Hoosierland blog. It was posted earlier today with no prompting by anyone connected with Tie Pots. I like it so much that I couldn’t wait a minute to repost it. My thanks to Steve for doing this. There is no way I could have done it nearly as well… A New Kind of Training Pot In Steve Moore’s own words (and photos)… At least, it’s new to me. And it’s also new in the sense of being different from other training pots – different enough to be granted a patent. The pot is made in Austria by an outfit called “Kristen & Zahalka”, possibly the patent holders. I bought mine online from Stone Lantern, a vendor I consider worthy of repeat business. (More on both a bit later.) The manufacturer simply calls it a “tie pot.” One look at a picture and you see why: those knobs all around the outside rim are made to be anchor points for guy wires. – A “tie pot” for bonsai-in-training. Guy wires can be very useful for stabilizing a tree while its roots re-establish themselves after repotting. This is especially true with cascade-style trees, whether semi- or full-, because their weight can be seriously one-sided. Sometimes anchor wires from below simply aren’t enough, or in the right position, to keep the tree at the planting angle you want while it re-anchors itself. I have a semi-cascade ‘Tigerbark’ fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Tigerbark’) of which this is true:…
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