The container is often referred to as the picture frame and hurriedly passed over, containers as a subject can be as beguiling as the tree, but as a visual study, not a written one.
Suggestions for matching containers and styles:
* Formal – very plain rectangle or oval. Simple linear feet, medium depth.
* Broom – plain or lipped, shallow to medium rectangle or oval, simple linear feet.
* Informal – as above, sometimes the feet echo some design detail.
* Slanting – if slender trunked, as for informal or even literate, small round. If heavy trunked, a squat, heavy pot that visually counterbalances, or medium-depth plain rectangle or oval.
Display and presentation.
Bonsai is shown in a manner significant of standards in an art gallery: bonsai must be displayed at the right height in isolation, against a plain background, avoiding of all redundancies such as labels and vulgar little accessories.
* Height – Main trees are shown normally with their center trunk at eye level.
* Presentation – Bonsai must be correctly potted inappropriate, immaculate ceramic containers.
* Soil – Levels and ground covers must be well attended to without being obstructive. All the elements in the tree must be balanced.