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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Mar 7, 2013 6:41 PM CST
Well I picked up a bunch of boxes today thanks to Tabby. They are bigger than I first thought but I think

they will work for me. One is smaller than the others.


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Now to get ready to paint and scarify them... Oh I may get some colored sand and try using glue to adhere it, Clint suggested that I think.


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clintbrown
Mar 7, 2013 6:43 PM CST
You could really get creative with these. You could use a nail to etch into them. Don't forget to post photos!
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Mar 7, 2013 6:53 PM CST
The reason I opened this as a new thread was so I could do a step by step. May take me while but I will

be working on it... sooon .

I was also thinking of using one of those garden rakes.

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Maybe some chains and a few chops with a knife. Whistling Whistling

Great fun don't you think? Take all my aggression out on it. Blinking



Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Mar 7, 2013 6:55 PM CST
Sounds like a plan!
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Mar 7, 2013 7:40 PM CST

Clint, Did you use the glue when you did your pebbles or was it Acrylic Caulk?. I see they have some stuff with a texure in it as well.

Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Mar 7, 2013 7:47 PM CST
I used construction adhesive for outdoor use. I think it was Titebond professional.
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CDsSister
Mar 7, 2013 7:47 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

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clintbrown
Mar 7, 2013 7:49 PM CST
I got it at Lowes. It really is holding those rocks together good. Amazing stuff!
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CDsSister
Mar 7, 2013 7:51 PM CST

Do you leave it outside in the weather? I don't have room inside for these things.

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clintbrown
Mar 7, 2013 7:53 PM CST
I kept it inside until it dried. Just keep it dry until it sets. This comes in big tubes. You use one of those caulk guns with it. It's cheap too.
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CDsSister
Mar 7, 2013 7:57 PM CST

Thanks, Will go out after this next storm passes. I have a Lowes very close by and cheap is good!!!



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HollyAnnS
Mar 7, 2013 8:02 PM CST
We have made these a couple of times. Last summer Ric and I each made one. I will get you some pictures when I can. I plan on making a few more next summer. Both of ours are a bit different.
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Mar 7, 2013 8:07 PM CST

Great, I am not an original thinker but love to have examples to follow!!!

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HollyAnnS
Mar 7, 2013 9:39 PM CST
Oh, I may have misunderstood what you are doing. The ones I made were done with Hypertufa formed over Styrofoam containers that were used as a form and then removed. I realized that you may be doing the type that you cover the Styrofoam with a thin coating and the containers stay as part of the entire pot.
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Mar 7, 2013 9:43 PM CST

I have been told, I can just rough them up, use house paint and plant them (putting holes in bottom of course)

Others have embellished theirs with pebbles and other textural add ons.

The ones Tabby had were very rustic looking and very much like stone.

She has had them in the locations in her garden for years..

I have never thought about using them as forms for hypertufa but you may have had experience with that.





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clintbrown
Mar 7, 2013 9:47 PM CST
I think you could also just smear some concrete on them and leave it. You wouldn't have to use much either.
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HollyAnnS
Mar 7, 2013 9:53 PM CST
There are so many different treatments. I will post a few pics of mine when I can get around to taking a few pictures. I will be pretty busy the next few days and I don't think I have pics from last summer when we made them.
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Mar 8, 2013 11:56 AM CST

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Hurray! What a gardening adventure you have started on Marilyn. It will be interesting to see what treatment you end up using. Big Grin
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Mar 8, 2013 12:10 PM CST

Well I have enough boxes I can try different things.

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springcolor
Mar 8, 2013 12:15 PM CST
Love to see what you do.
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