How to Use a Bonsai Stand/Table Outdoors
How to Use a Bonsai Stand/Table
The Japanese tradition and aesthetics of using a stand/table for outdoor display of bonsai are essential. You may improve your skills and knowledge of using a stand or table by following a few simple guidelines. Follow these guidelines about Bonsai stand / tables to make your bonsai thrives in the outdoors..
Bonsai Display Stands and Tables
Bonsai tables are fundamental to the art of bonsai. They are as crucial as the pot and the tree itself.
1. Bonsai display table selection
How to display bonsai outside begins with choosing the right stand or table. Distracting display tables must be avoided. Instead, it should be delicate and simple enough to match the tree.
In short, table stand shapes can not compete with pot shapes.
In order for your bonsai to be shown well, make sure your pot does not stick out from any sides of the display table or stand. No overlapping.
It is important to consider the table's size as well as the table's legs (if applicable). The table legs must appear heavy enough to support the bonsai tree without competing with the trunk.
You may easily find examples of beautiful bonsai tables and stands on the web from bonsai exhibits held all over the world.
2. Bonsai display table placement
Contrary to avoiding symmetry in bonsai tree shape, bonsai table location involves adhering to a single symmetry axis.
The bonsai tree is usually placed in the center of a stand or table to avoid visual imbalance.
When presenting a bonsai tree masterpiece on a table or stand, companion plants or accent plants can be placed beside it, provided they are not directly planted into the bonsai tree's pot. For a more harmonic design, the matching plant or plants can be placed sideways.
3. Best Bonsai Display Stand/Table Materials
Traditional Japanese bonsai display tables are made of dark timber. Durability is the main reason why rosewood and walnut are used in construction.
A coat of dark satin finish glaze is also applied by Japanese artists to accentuate the dark wood while protecting it from external influences such as heat, wind, and rain.
4. Best Bonsai Stand/Table Based on Bonsai Tree Types
There are certain general guidelines to follow when displaying bonsai trees outdoors on a table or stand.
For example, miniature Shohin bonsai masterpieces should be displayed on a display shelf.
Grouping Shohin bonsais on display shelves will look great.
A higher table or stand is required to display semi-cascade or cascade bonsai trees. These tables/stands often have a square or round tabletop.
Fine timbers, such burl slabs, can be used to display a bonsai forest or windswept bonsai.
Bunjin style bonsai trees look best on a round stand. See more about Bonsai styles.
5. Designing the Landscape Around Your Outdoors Bonsai
The task of displaying a bonsai tree masterpiece outdoors does not end with choosing a display table or stand.
Make the landscape part of the bonsai display. You must also examine your small tree's endurance to weather conditions such as sun/shade, heat, wind, etc.
Nothing in the surrounding landscape should distract from the bonsai tree's subtle beauty; the tree should be the focal point of your outdoor display, not just an addition.
The traditional art of bonsai is frequently connected with calm and inner peace. It is rare for someone to be born with a profound insight leading to the universal knowledge hidden in bonsai cultivation, which many people fail to recognize.
As with using a stand/table to display your bonsai outdoors, it takes practice to understand the finer points that need to be followed to best compliment a bonsai tree masterpiece. A heart yearning for beauty, harmony, and honesty will grow your skills over time.