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Name: tabby
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tabby
Aug 8, 2012 2:46 PM CST
Here's some new hypertufa pots I made this year. They've just finished curing and are now ready to plant. I've got even more still curing out back.
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And here are some of them planted up. These poor semps have been waiting years for a bigger pot.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Aug 8, 2012 3:48 PM CST

Wow, Tabby,

You have a beautiful crop there.

Love the colors. Are you using cement stains or regular paint of some kind?



Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Aug 8, 2012 4:34 PM CST
I'm using cement colorant which is mixed in when making the hypertufa so it goes all the way through.
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goldfinch4
Aug 15, 2012 12:13 AM CST
Wow, great bunch of tufa pots. Love all the different colors too. I haven't made very many this summer (yet). Still hope to get some done. I just don't know where this summer went. Blinking I made a couple earlier this summer but it has just been too hot.
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Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Aug 15, 2012 9:01 AM CST
It has definitely been too hot.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 16, 2012 6:34 PM CST
Love those pots!
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 16, 2012 8:01 PM CST
I agree Those are nice!!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 18, 2012 11:45 PM CST

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What a great bunch of pots Tabby. You have really been busy. Don't know how you did that in all the heat you've been getting this summer.
Name: tabby
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tabby
Aug 19, 2012 10:07 AM CST
Lynn, It's not bad out around 6 or 7 in the morning. Smiling Smiling Smiling

I found a plastic dish pan and am making some nice sized rectangular ones now.

I have to have somewhere to plant all those semps I got in trades - they are currently in 6 inch plastic pots but will do better in the hypertufa over the winter.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 19, 2012 11:43 AM CST

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Makes sense. Smiling
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doglover
Apr 3, 2013 9:19 PM CST
Can these pots be left outside in the winter in zone 5a? Nice pictures and wonderful idea.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 3, 2013 10:47 PM CST

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Yes they can. Chris (goldfinch4) lives in zone 4 and leaves hers outside year round.
Name: doglover
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doglover
Apr 3, 2013 10:53 PM CST
Thank You, hope to give them a try this year.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 3, 2013 11:04 PM CST

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I have all the stuff to make them, but still haven't given it a try. Maybe I will do some when my daughter comes for a visit.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Apr 5, 2013 12:02 PM CST
What type of mold did you use ? Also, what do you add to make the colors? I want to try a couple for my mini hosta. Maybe a rectangled one too. Any suggestions and a recipe for what you used. They look great!

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 5, 2013 12:50 PM CST
bluegrassmom said: They look great!


I agree Tabby, Your "pot crop" rivals your "plant crop"! Green Grin!
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 5, 2013 9:55 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 5, 2013 10:19 PM CST

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Teresa, I see in one of her above posts the she uses a cement colorant. She adds it when she is mixing up the ingredients for the hypertufa.
I think she uses plastic dishpans, bowls, anything that has the size and shape you want for your finished product.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 5, 2013 11:04 PM CST
I agree Lynn you are correct. You can also use latex paint and mix at bit in with the mix
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 5, 2013 11:12 PM CST

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