|Ten pots and trays. I still have a quarter of the |
cement left for finishing touches. I saved a lot of money
considering that a small concrete pot costs around
200 pesos in garden shops. Also, the effort is engaging and
I know it's Sunday morning and I'm supposed to be in church. It's too early yet, our church service starts at 9. I have an hour and a half.
Last Thursday, out of boredom, I engaged in a project: making concrete pots and tray. Bonsai trainer pots and trays are not bought in garden shops and if you can find one it is expensive compared to terracotta ones.
I asked a fellow hobbyist and he told me that bonsai pots especially the ones for exhibition are made to order and can costs up to thousand pesos. Of course I will not spend that amount for pots and trays.
My co-teacher, now retired, gave me tips on how to make pots and trays, and I also consulted Dr. Google. Now I make my own. This is the second batch.
Fine sand Hammer
Chicken wire Glass panel (for squaring the edges)
|Apply concrete. I used a 3:1 sand-cement ratio. Here I put a stone on the wire mesh because it is resisting. Apply liberally on top first then the sides. Cover the entire moulds with thick concrete and then wait for a few minutes to harden.|
|Wait for a few minutes to harden. then shape. Wait for two days before removing from the moulds. Finishing touches will follow.|