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Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Watto » March 29th, 2018, 8:39 am

There is a silly rumor going around that I am a mad bonsai pot collector (mmm, maybe I should change the subject?) but I would counter that it is just normal. And to prove my point here are a few recent acquisitions.
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby melbrackstone » March 29th, 2018, 8:57 am

I have to hold my right hand up and agree I'm a potaholic too... you've got some beaut containers there Watto!
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby wrcmad » March 29th, 2018, 9:51 am

Ditto for me.
You realise this when you have way more pots than trees.
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Mbunro » March 29th, 2018, 10:07 am

buncha potheads
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Watto » March 29th, 2018, 2:07 pm

Thanks Mel, makes me feel better that I'm not alone.
WRCMAD - do I need more trees?
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby wrcmad » March 29th, 2018, 3:34 pm

Watto wrote:WRCMAD - do I need more trees?

No.
Pots are much less work and maintenance. :tu:
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby MJL » March 29th, 2018, 8:47 pm

Is being a potaholic a bad thing? Probably not great on the wallet ... but good on the eye.

I am a fan of the Yamafusa and the Hewartson within this selection.
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » March 30th, 2018, 9:35 am

Watto wrote:Thanks Mel, makes me feel better that I'm not alone?


Hey Watto,
I think there is likely many potaholics out there (most probably very very ashamed & staying in the closet)

As I understand it - Being a potaholic - its a 12 x step recovery programme.
Stage 1 - Denial
Stage 2 - Recognising you "may" have a problem.
Stage 3 - "Oh.. that one looks good...."
Stage 4 - Self-Reassurance (one more can't hurt -it will definitely come in handy in the near future(?)
stages 5 to 10 - BUY! BUY! BUY!
Stage 11 - Reflection (or the 'Put & Look" stage)
Stage 12 - Repeat Stages 2 to 5. ;)

I only have 17 x "spare" pots at the moment - my outdoor "Autumn / Winter" collection.
My indoor "spare" pot collection - I keep in the shed! (Did someone mention walk-in robe with revolving shelving? :lol: )
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby melbrackstone » March 30th, 2018, 11:11 am

I only have 17 x "spare" pots at the moment - my outdoor "Autumn / Winter" collection.


Only 17! You are clearly being very careful :hooray:
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » March 30th, 2018, 11:40 am

melbrackstone wrote:
I only have 17 x "spare" pots at the moment - my outdoor "Autumn / Winter" collection.


Only 17! You are clearly being very careful :hooray:


Yes recovery has been difficult Mel, but I'm sticking to the programme. I'm just taking it "one day at a time". :D
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby melbrackstone » March 30th, 2018, 11:52 am

I wish you every success, KCAR. :)
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Watto » March 30th, 2018, 1:53 pm

Thankyou MJL, I am quite attached to the Yamafusa. It is interesting that it does not have a chop, just the makers signature. I don't know if that is significant, but I like it.
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby melbrackstone » March 30th, 2018, 2:00 pm

I just saw a crab container on Hong Kong Bonsai pots site....with a similar chop. I've asked if they can identify the artist.. The comment with it just says it's an old Japanese made pot.

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Reply is His Japanese name is 藤山

This translates to Fujiyama...
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby The Munt » March 30th, 2018, 8:05 pm

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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Starfox » March 30th, 2018, 8:48 pm

A quick count puts me at 23 on the shelves, I plan on potting one up this summer finally.
Exciting!
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