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Old 05-31-2013, 01:48 AM
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I got a small elephant bush for use in a succulent dish garden, and then read that they get big but you can use them for bonsai and keep them small. So I thought it would be cool to give that a shot, and I got another elephant bush that looked more tree-like, and it turns out that one was actually 7 plants.

For lack of anything else to use (I couldn't find the pots I was looking for), I planted them in some of those clear plastic saucers (after poking drainage holes, of course).

They're held together with wire and have a bunch of gravel piled on in an attempt to make them stand up. Hopefully they'll get better at it when the roots establish.

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Old 06-23-2014, 01:38 PM
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For lack of anything else to use (I couldn't find the pots I was looking for), I planted them in some of those clear plastic saucers (after poking drainage holes, of course).
Try hitting thrift stores like GoodWill, and Salvation Army. Sometimes you get lucky and either find good/unusual pots or bowls/dishes that can be drilled to be made into pots.
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Little bit of newbie love for the Bonsai thread here.
Do dwarfs count? I've got a wonderful little Ficus that I bought as a teeny thing with the intention of trying my hand at creating a bonsai, that didn't happen but I did manage an awesome dwarf lol
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I have several Ficus that I'm training for bonsai.
A few are ready to be placed in a dish.

Paul is right about hitting some thrift stores. I've located several bowls and containers that I (still) need to drill. These will make great dishes for some of my bonsai trees...once I finally get (completely) moved.
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