Hate When That Happens

Bonsai Iterate

A strong storm blew threw and sent this very young Japanese maple tumbling off the bench. Unfortunately the pot broke as it made contact with another hard object in the fall.

As we all should, I tie my trees securely into the pot which provides some degree of protection to the root ball. The pot is broken away, but the tree roots and at least some of the soil is held securely together improving the situation until I can discover what happened and gently get it into a different pot. These events beg the question…

How do you secure unstable pots to the bench?

I enjoy being able to — quickly and easily — take up a pot and move it to a work bench, and to be able to rotate pots to get even sun exposure. When I have secured pots to the bench in the past, these simple…

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