Hypertufa: there is no cure
I've been pretty obsessed lately. I have been introduced to a world of cement, acrylic, and plywood, and I just cannot get enough of it! My friend John Holm, horticulturist, former coworker, and fellow alumnus of the School of Horticulture, has taught me and my good friend and co-worker Kim, how to make hypertufa alpine troughs. Before we talk about the how, let's touch on the what and the why. The trough is a shallow vessel for growing specialized rock garden plants. Being separate from the…
A more simple authentic life
Hallo Everybody! In the last times becomes stronger and stronger in me the desire to live a more authentic life. Ciao a tutti! In questi ultimi tempi è sempre più forte in me il desiderio di vivere una vita più autentica. (credit: selina lake) (credit: Amy Neunsinger) (photos by me) (credit: hjartesjo garden) I realise that, even when only I see an image, I'm attracted by the more simple, clean and bright. Closer to grownd and sun... Mi sono resa conto che, anche solo quando guardo…
HomeMade Modern EP16 Concrete Planter
I salvaged a beat-up, old kitchen cabinet from a construction site and used it to make this concrete planter on wheels. This is a simple project that requires some heavy lifting. I used 2” thick XPS r
Make your own concrete planters | Flea Market Gardening
What are hypertufa troughs? Hypertufa (pronounced hyper-toofa) is a mixture of peat moss, perlite, cement and water. It's easy to make your own concrete planters!