How can you not fall in love with these ancient-looking stone planters? These garden planters are called hypertufa.
These aged-stone-looking garden planters are made with hypertufa which is a mixture of Portland cement, vermiculite, (or perlite) and peat moss. This mixture cures into a stone-like planter that is heavy and durable, but lighter than cement. You can create your own faux cement garden planters in any shape you want.
The surface of hypertufa has an aged appearance due to the peat inside the mix which deteriorates over time leaving the surface dimpled which seems to be from the passage of time. Moss or lichens grow upon the surface just adding to the aged appearance.
I love that look!
Have you heard about the Draped Cement Pots or Draped Hypertufa?
Check here for the instructions and videos to learn how to make these. It’s easy and fun. They can be stained or painted any color and holes can be drilled in them easily since they are just thin “concrete.”
Here on the site you will find a detailed explanation of how to make your own.
It is like being a child and playing in the mud.
I have my recipes and videos too! You can make a beautiful ancient-looking container yourself !
And you can plant it any way you like. You are NOT limited to succulents or cactus. You can make a lovely shade dish or trough for your shade garden.
And I will show you how to make moss grow on it!
How about a hypertufa planter but without the cement?
I call this “Almost” Hypertufa.
It’s made from any discarded styrofoam box! And you can do it in a few hours and be ready to plant the next day. I have a full page with instructions on how to do this easily. And since there doesn’t have to be any cement, you can plant it right away or apply a layer of mortar to make it seem as if it is the real thing……a real hypertufa garden planter.
Come and explore and you will learn about hypertufa and how wonderfully it can enhance your garden. Maybe you will fall in love with it as I have.
If you need to see it demonstrated, I have a lot of videos showing me in action making these hypertufa projects.
Take a look around the site and find something you like. Make it and you will be hooked on hypertufa forever. It is such an awesome garden planter to have as a focal point in the landscape or as a patio planter in your garden.
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