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Monday, June 29, 2009

Fun with Hypertufa


I plan to get creative and add whimsical thing to my garden. I hope to have a wonderful faerie garden full of magic and Zen in my yard.
This will keep me entertained during the hot months of summer .
Make sure you use rubber gloves if you try this your self. I have found several recipes and videos.
This look like so much fun.
Hypertufa containers
Recipe #1

3 quarts Portland cement, white or grey
2 1/4 quarts sand, white or grey
4 quarts peatmoss
1 1/2 quarts water

Mix the dry ingredients well. Slowly add water. This mixture doesn't contain as much water as a standard concrete recipe because hypertufa has a more open, porous texture. Therefore add water until the mix resembles a crumbly cookie dough. Press the mix firmly into the mold.
Recipe 2

3 quarts Portland cement, white or grey
3 quarts peat moss
3 quarts perlite
1 quart water

Mix the dry ingredients well. Slowly add water. This mixture doesn't contain as much water as a standard concrete recipe because hypertufa has a more open, porous texture. Therefore add water until the mix resembles a crumbly cookie dough. Press the mix firmly into the mold.

Making Leaf's



Recipe 3

1 part Portland cement,

2 parts sand,

2 parts water

3 parts paper insulation,

1 part joint compound
1/2 part diatomaceous earth.
Mix dry components together all at once, After they are mixed add Paper. And add water.

Click here to see my projects as the are made.

Todays bloom in my garden ia an Asian Lillie.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw

11 comments:

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I've read up on this, it does look like fun. If you try it, let us know how it comes out!

Zaroga said...

Those projects look neat.

A beautiful lily bloom!

Carla said...

What a lovely bloom!!! Please share what you create:)

Lady Katherine said...

I loved this! and I started not to take the time to look at the video! I so glad I did! When you do this make sure I know about it! I so tired, I had 4 grands today. I have been feeling better for near a week now, and working hard to get my house done. The baby has grown so much! A new boy on the way. Wow your having grandchildren fast, like me! But 4 is all we will have. Thanks for stopping by, I was disappointed the flowers you sent me didn't come up. I wanted to try them in a salad! Hope the new ones you planted are doing good. Congrats on the new boy!

Denise said...

Looks really fun sweetie.

Wendy said...

Looks like fun! Let us know when you try it! Love your lily - it's so pretty.

Gail said...

Thanks for the recipe. I am always looking for new projects.

peppylady said...

Never tried anything like this.
But it should be interesting.

Coffee is on.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like fun, Grammy.. Keep us posted when you do it.

Beautiful lily.
Hugs,
Betsy

playsdolls said...

This looks like something I would like to try.I love garden art and this is a cool way to make your own.
Congrats on the little boy on the way.

Sue said...

I've seen planter troughs made like this. I had forgotten about these...this looks like a cool project. I like the "rough" texture of it.