Bulb pots, was Repotting Rodophilia

Erik Van Lennep erik@tepuidesign.com
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 07:55:43 PDT
Nice idea. Support your local potters and craftspeople. That's how we
reclaim and build local economies too, so there are multiple benefits to
doing so.
And if you're feeling particularly crafty yourself, there might be pottery
studio in your area where you could take a few classes and build your own
pots in the process! (I say 'build' as if you don't have experience in
'throwing' on a potter's wheel, you can use other 'hand building'
techniques). Raku pottery is extra fun if you can find a studio that does

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On 14 September 2018 at 18:32, Jane McGary <janemcgary@earthlink.net> wrote:

> If 3D printing and plastic bulb pots don't appeal to you, see your
> friendly neighborhood potter of the traditional, wheel-throwing variety. At
> our NARGS chapter meetings in Portland, we often admire the bulbs Terry
> Laskiewicz grows in the pots her partner Stan Gibson, a professional
> potter, makes especially for such plants. I particularly liked seeing one
> of the yellow-and-brown Fritillaria species in a pot with a coordinating
> glaze. I've bought a number of Stan's deep stoneware pots and wide pans for
> bulbs I need to move around rather than keeping them in my unheated bulb
> house. They have tasteful, unobtrusive glazes or other surface treatments,
> and big, sometimes multiple drainage holes. I've also seen some unusual
> pots made by local artist/gardeners for succulents or aquatic plants,
> sometimes imitating the textures and forms of the plants they hold.
> For the plunged pots in the bulb house I use either unglazed terracotta
> (the harder ones from Italy are best), or plastic mesh pots.  The best
> brand of the latter is Finofil, which is hard to get in the USA but readily
> available in the UK. Lately I've been searching through the various kinds
> of mesh pots sold for hydroponic growing, available through "indoor
> gardening" suppliers, which have become almost as ubiquitous as shops
> selling the product of indoor gardening since Oregon legalized it.
> Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA
> On 9/14/2018 6:18 AM, David Pilling wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 14/09/2018 12:37, Wylie Young via pbs wrote:
>>>  You are right that the UK/Europe has some good pots for them.
>> 3D printing has become a low cost at home reality, so if anyone has a
>> bright idea for the perfect bulb pot, it is now easy. We'll even put your
>> design on the PBS website.
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