No, I was not asking him to carry those big heavy pots all the way across Pacific. I wanted something beautiful, reasonable sized, and of course in Chinese Style.
He brought me back five beautiful pots for indoor plants. They are all hand made by pottery craftsmen. Each one has those traditional Chinese pottery design elements, such as poems, or poetic Chinese phrases inscription, mountain/water drawing, bamboo, orchid, lotus flower, or Plum flower drawings. To show you the detail of those elements, I made one collage for each pot. You also can click each picture to enlarge it.
My original intent was explaining to you what are those Chinese words mean by translation, but only found they just lost its poetic rhythm after translation. So I only can point you out that those words have something to do with "Breeze", "Moon", "Fragrance", "Charm", and etc. Now, use your imagination to make up some poetic words in your mind when you look the pictures :)
The plant in the first pot is Fern "Green Fantasy" (Nephrolepis exaltata), a gift from my friend. I have been looking for this fern for quite a while because it is a very popular indoor plant in China. Now it just looks perfect in this Chinese style pot, bringing me so many nostalgic feelings...
Update: FlowerLady found the picture of Fern "Green Fantasy" does not match the plant. I looked it up over the Internet, and I think the correct name for this fern is: Asparagus setaceus. The original tag that came with the plant was obviously mislabeled. Thanks, FlowerLady!
This one not only has drainage holes at the bottom, but also on the sides. Would be perfect for orchids growing.
This one has most unique shape, curved triangle. I have not found a suitable plant to put in yet. It looks beautiful enough even just by its own.
All pots except the third one (the lighter color) are all made of famous ZiSha (purple) clay, although the color is not really purple. You probably also see the Chinese Tea pots made of the same material.
I am so thankful that DH brought all these beautiful pots for me. You can imagine how hard to carry on and protect these fragile pots on a total 24 hour long journey.
Now finally I am having a touch of China for my indoor garden.