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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hypertufa

Photo taken this month.

Photo taken in June.
(woodland walk - click on photo below to see all three projects)

I'm needing to create just a few more projects!

Mostly for me.

But a couple for Christmas gifts.

This was created by inverting a large plastic squirrel baffel and laying the hypertufa mix over the top.

I just brought a 10x14" and a 6x8" box home from the grocery store. I'll use these as forms in creating a rectangular hypertufa container.

I have several children's plastic balls (8" diameter). I'll cut out a 3" hole in the top of each and fill them with the mix. I plan to cut a larger hole in one, fill it 3/4 full, add a small plastic pot and fill the ball (around the pot) with the mix. Later the pot will be pulled out, leaving a nice 3-4" deep hole in the center of the ball... for soil and a small plant.

Now, if you haven't yet heard of hypertufa, or if you had and you'd like a refresher - click the link below for some nice instructions.


There are many other sites out there. There are also recipe variations. You might find more ideas, yourself!

8 comments:

joey said...

New to me, Shady. You are so talented!

Northern Shade said...

Your hypertufa pots are very creative. I like the minis that you planted in the hypertufa. The cascading lace looks good with the little leaves. They might get lost in the garden, but you can appreciate them up close in the pot.

I'd like to see how your round ones turn out.

Rosemary said...

Love your hypertufa . Would make great gifts.

Nutty Gnome said...

Aah Shady, you are one creative woman! :)

Rose said...

This is something I've always wanted to try, Shady; maybe next year... These will make great gifts!

Gail said...

Someday, when all the distractions are gone, I am going to makes a few hypertufa planters! I agree with Joey~You are very talented! gail

ShySongbird said...

You are very creative with your various projects!

I love the self seeded Impatiens on the previous post, I wish they would do that here :)

Well, goodness me! I just have to tell you that the word verification is shadi!!! How weird is that?

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Shy, Thanks for your visit! :-)