Ficus Repot…pot picked…

Thanks for playing along.  Here was the count as of yesterday:

Bag-shaped unglazed:  0

Round Sara Rayner:  4

Oribe Koyo:  5

Yellow Chinese:  6

Interestingly, for a while, the Sara Rayner was the early favorite.  Mine too, but ultimately, I went with the vintage Chinese rectangle.  It was the best fit, though not perfect; and I liked the pot color with the new foliage color.  Later, I think I’d go with a wider, shallow oval, but for now, here is the pick:

I let it grow out for a month or so after repotting:


Then gave it a bit of a haircut:




At some point I will reduce the left stub and it will look more like a single-trunk tree with a good-sized left branch.

Happy Independence Day to the US readers!

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A new Ino Shukuho

This one is a bluer glaze, with oil droplets normally seen on Oribe (green) glazes. Very interesting combination, and challenging to accurately photograph…it’s a bit of a camellion. And a bit larger than many Inos found in the US, at nearly 12″ wide.




This root-over-rock trident maple would be a good match. It’s currently in an Oribe-glazed Koyo pot, the more common color of glaze seen speckled with oil droplets.