Old stone sinks and animal troughs have been used to grow plants for many years. Today, they are scarce and very expensive. But now, we can make them from hypertufa, an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa rock. It is lighter than regular concrete, and will not be damaged by freezing after it is completely cured. You will be making a hypertufa planting pot! Hypertufa, a mixture of cement, coir peat and pearlite molded to resemble tufa or crumbling granite, is a fun process for creating “instant antiquities” for the garden. You will start with a small bowl or trough to illustrate the techniques so you can make larger pieces at home with confidence.
All materials are provided, but wear comfortable clothes, a hat and bring water. Be prepared to have fun and get dirty!
This class is so popular that Steve has presented it at the Arboretum AT LEAST 20 times (we have lost count)!
Steve Gerischer, instructor
$30 Arboretum members/$35 non-members
Pre-registration required; please call Class Registration at 626.821.4623
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