Bulb pots, was Repotting Rodophilia

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:32:04 PDT
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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