Hypertufa workshop

We have gotten back to holding our workshops every other Saturday. What with the anniversary party, quilt show, garden tour, etc. we hadn't held a class for a month or so. Monica's hypertufa container class is always popular as you make the pot here to take home.

Hypertufa pots are made to look like English troughs originally made to hold water for livestock. When the old stone troughs we no longer used, gardeners found them great as containers for plants. Since these were stone and hard to deal with, hypertufa came along to resemble stone, with a lot less weight.

While there are lot's of recipe's for making these containers Monica uses this formula:
1 1/2 parts peat moss
1 1/2 parts perlite
1 part Portland cement

The shape of the container is really only limited by your imagination.
You can brush yogurt onto the hypertufa to create a moss covered look quicker than nature would.

Our next workshop 'container gardening' is Saturday, June 24th. Some of the people who came to this workshop will bring their hypertufa pots for planting. I'll post some pictures of what they come up with for plantings. Cactus, succulents, miniature conifers, bonsai, or flowers. We'll see.