This past weekend, I was remembering fondly my favorite hypertufas made over the last year and some prior to that. I LOVE every one of them so much, and I know they will be garden planters I can admire for the next 50 years.
I have a collection of some photos to show how they are doing. Some you may have seen before on this site, but others may be new to you. But I am so proud of them, I have to put them on display again. Don’t you want to see a few more hypertufa pots?
I have a lot of the medium sized bowls and troughs but this past year I really started to enjoy and make some larger landscape garden planters too! These have been a great success. The only problem I have with them is wanting MORE!
You can see how quickly the plants grew in this trough in just three months. This is my large 4ft by 2ft trough and more are coming. I really like this one. It is a statement piece.
I make my planters very thick on the bottom and sides which makes them more stable outside. I feel this insulates them from temperature changes which occur here in Ohio quickly. We can go from 50° on one afternoon in winter to 10° by midnight. So I think that a thick side and bottom help healthy roots survive the freeze-thaw cycle over and over.
So let me just step back and admire my handiwork! Don’t you love the texture on this one above? Perfect!
Each of these bowls seem to grow moss easily on the surface which makes them look ancient within just a few months. I can use these in both sun and shade.
My draped hypertufa planters or cement fabric pots have been very popular and I can thank you readers for that. You have certainly embraced this idea to make a new shape.
Now I am dreaming of a whole new year of making more and more. I just can’t stop. Maybe I will when I run out of room. But that won’t happen soon!
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Hi, I am Kim and thank you so much for visiting my magazine! I am a gardener and a hypertufa maker. If you came here to learn about hypertufa, I have a lot of information. But I also write about flower gardening and using succulents which are great drought-tolerant plants.