I’ve been in love with hypertufa containers for years. It started when I saw some at an art show in our hometown and was amazed that these concrete/stone looking things were so light. I spoke to the artist for quite some time about them and then quickly forgot about the incident.
Then in the March 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Magazine, Martha did a whole article on how to make hypertufa. I was mesmerized, but quickly forgot about the containers again. I have the attention span of a gnat sometimes.
Look, shiny penny! Oh wait, I was talking about something wasn’t I?
Well, then along came Pinterest and I started seeing them being pinned and this time I was hooked (pinned?) for good. That’s the nice thing about Pinterest. We attention-span-challenged have a visual reminder of things we’ve seen and liked.
So last week I made a few hypertufa containers.
This round one has Hens and Chicks in it, which really are the perfect hypertufa plants, in my opinion. Something about the rockiness of the planter and the pointiness of the plants.
And the taller container was perfect for some Angelina Sedum. This stuff has a really strange rubbery feel, but such a pretty lime green color.
I’ll show you how I made the containers in my next post. I have fourteen thousand photos of the process, so I thought I’d better break it down into a couple posts so you don’t get bored half way through and go off to visit some other blog.
I’m going to the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market Extravaganza bright and early tomorrow morning. It’s the largest of this type of sale around here and I can’t wait to see what treasures I uncover. Because I need more junk in my house, right? Here’s a slide show of the market from Country Living Magazine in case you want to check it out. If you’re going to the show also, I’ll be the one pulling my little granny shopping cart behind me.