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Crafting a Copper Clad Planter

Articles: Crafting a Copper Clad Planter

From Handmade Garden Projects by Lorene Edwards Forkner. Photo: Allan Mandell

[[ UPDATE 9/5/2013: Due to the closure of Roger Reynolds Nursery this workshop has been cancelled.]]

Just about everyone has an old redwood planter out in the garden that's showing its age—and not in a good way!  Sign up for my workshop at Roger Reynolds Nursery in Menlo Park at the end of September and I'll show you how to transform a tired container—or a personality-free new one—into a treasured garden artifact.

From Handmade Garden Style, (Timber Press 2011):
This striking copper-clad planter box carries the show with a supporting cast of textural, blond ornamental grasses and drought-resistant perennials that shimmer in the slightest breeze. The simple angular lines of the box contrast with the loose planting style for a sophisticated but casual effect and a beach vibe so fresh you can almost smell the salt air. Its new copper surface adds panache while the patina finish complements the aged cedar for a look that’s more valued garden antique than cast-off garden giveaway.
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