My bonsai has been in its current container for atleast a year. It is a 5 x 7 x 3 plain black plastic pot and is mighty boring. I have been in the market for a new container for quite some time but yet I feel like I know nothing about what kind I need! I don't know what makes a container good or bad; I just don't know what makes a good container.
Even with my abyssmal lack of knowledge, I still went and bought a bowl made out of bamboo with hopes of making a pot out of it. It has the natural bamboo color on the inside and a red glaze on the outside. My plans were to drill a few holes in the bottom to allow the water to drain, but then I run into my soil problem again.
First of all, is this bowl made of bamboo even a wise decision for a pot? Even if it is or isnt, what makes a good container? Secondly, what kind of soil is recommended for bonsai and how can I keep it from seeping out of the drainage holes?
Thank you for your time,