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Hypertufa - Fall in love with these ancient-looking stone planters.

Making Hypertufa PlantersThese garden planters are called hypertufa. Aged-stone-looking garden planters can be made with hypertufa which is a mixture of Portland cement, vermiculite, (or perlite) and peat moss.

This mixture cures into a stone-like material 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 simulates the passage of time. Moss or lichens grow upon the surface adding to the aged appearance.

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Have you heard about the Draped Cement Pots or Draped Hypertufa?

 

Oh the Possibilities! Draped Hypertufa Pots

Revisit: The Draped Hypertufa Planter

Video - Making The Draped Hypertufa Pot

Video- Part Two: Draped Hypertufa Planter

Video: Final Result of My Draped Hypertufa Planters

My Draped Hypertufa Planted Up

More Possibilities - Draped Hanging Pots

 

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These unusual planters can be stained or painted any color since any latex paint works, so the sky is the limit. Holes can be drilled in them easily since they are just thin "concrete."

Here on this 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!   Click here to be directed to the page for the video connection.  You can make a beautiful ancient-looking container yourself !

Be sure and visit on My Facebook Page to share all of  your creations.

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Remember you can plant hypertufa pots 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.

Moss on hypertufa
And I will show you how to make moss grow on it!

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How about a hypertufa planter but without the cement?

 

FinishAlmostHypertufa-thehypertufagardenerI call this "Almost" Hypertufa. It's a Styrofoam planter.

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. Doesn't it look like hypertufa?

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 hypertufa slurry or mortar to make it seem as if it is the real thing......a real hypertufa garden planter.

Don't Throw Away That Old Styrofoam Box!

Making A Styrofoam Planter - It's Almost Hypertufa

 

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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.
Be sure to leave some comments for me. I appreciate each one. I like to hear what you think about the pictures and posts.

I will try and answer any questions you may have.

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  • June 2, 2015 at 12:56 am
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    I certainly don't want to rain on the hypertufa parade! I made hypertufa pots for about 3 years, but didn't know the precautions to take with the ingredients. Please read this article and get the proper protection gear and mix your ingredients as suggested and have fun...because you will!!!! And you will create beautiful and original garden containers. I'm ready to give it a shot again!!! http://faq.gardenweb.com/discussions/2766180/what-should-i-know-about-safety-and-health-issues-relating-to-concret
    • June 2, 2015 at 6:04 am
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      Thanks, Judy, for all this detailed information. We all should follow all the safety rules when working with the cement products. And also the peat and vermiculite.

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