Sunday, January 23, 2011

New pots

I don't do much trimming normally but after making a few bowls for gifts over the holidays I need some practice. Made a few bowls yesterday and trimmed them this morning.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Plectranthus ernestii

I've had this plant for about 10yrs, purchase as a branching seedling swimming in a 2in square plastic pot. It has been in that same container the entire time till a few days ago when I decided to stage it. It's not terrible hard to grow unless you live in a hot summer area (which I do). During the hotter months I keep under a bench with a northern exposure so it does not get too hot. Gets watered periodically, maybe every 3-4wks so it looks a bit dried out by the time the next drink comes around. Never fed, only freshened soil and placed back in the same container about 5yrs ago. Stays exposed to the elements during the winter where it get rained on and fattens up.

The pot is a 3in oval

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Commission complete

It's taken some time but it's finally finished! Drying time at this time of the year takes so long but it does reduce the incidence of unwanted cracks in the bottom. This is a 12in diameter round container destined to support a ponderosa pine.