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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
May 23, 2013 11:20 AM CST
Here is a pot I purchased on one of my shopping sprees.
I love the shape, the color and the added design elements.

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From the top

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Hoping the string of pearls will drape over the side




Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 23, 2013 2:17 PM CST

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Nice Marilyn. Where did you find it?
What is that in that seam around the center of the container? Intriguing. Lovey dubby
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
May 23, 2013 2:21 PM CST
Thanks, It was at Timberline. I have been waiting to plant it before I shared it.

Looks like they gouged out a seam into the side of the pot then layered in crushed glass. I think I have a little better shot taken when I first brought it home.

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I am trying to get my pot ghetto cleared up before everything drys out. We have a bit of wind most afternoons which does not help.

Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 23, 2013 2:26 PM CST

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Wow, I can see it in this new photo. That is beautiful. I wonder if they make the pot, add a layer of glass then add more of the hypertufa mix over that?
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
May 23, 2013 2:28 PM CST

Your guess is as good as mine.. Maybe Chris or Tabby will have a guess.

Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 23, 2013 2:34 PM CST

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I'm all ears!
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goldfinch4
May 23, 2013 2:47 PM CST
I believe that's how they did it - tufa/glass/tufa. And I remember reading years ago that people use broken windshield glass for that since it doesn't splinter or have the sharp, cutting edges like other glass. It's very pretty Marilyn, and you've also got a nice assortment of plants in it. Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
May 23, 2013 4:32 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 23, 2013 6:09 PM CST

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I was just thinking of some of the beach glass, it has no sharp edges, and come in such beautiful colors.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
May 23, 2013 6:25 PM CST

Ohhhhh Lynn, go for it.

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gg5
May 24, 2013 10:46 AM CST
Marilyn, those are totally gorgeous! And your plants look great also!! Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
May 24, 2013 12:10 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

Name: Deb
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dmurray407
Jun 26, 2013 9:04 AM CST
So, has anyone tried the tuffa-glass-tuffa technique yet? This planter is gorgeous!!!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2013 9:18 AM CST

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I haven't, but hope to this summer. It is beautiful. Have you done hypertufa Deb?
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 26, 2013 9:27 AM CST
dmurray407 said:So, has anyone tried the tuffa-glass-tuffa technique yet? This planter is gorgeous!!!


I tip my hat to you. What is the technique to which you refer?

Glass and hypertufa together? Shrug! Shrug!



Name: Deb
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dmurray407
Jun 28, 2013 8:44 AM CST
valleylynn said:I haven't, but hope to this summer. It is beautiful. Have you done hypertufa Deb?


Nope, it's on my list to try in the next few weeks. I just need to develop some muscles to be able to pick up that bag of cement Smiling I want to try making some pots as well as a little pig mold that I got on ebay. I also want to do a giant leaf casting.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 28, 2013 8:45 AM CST

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Wow, you have your summer planned out craft wise. Hurray!
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Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 28, 2013 10:42 AM CST
Sounds like lots of fun to me! Hurray!
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BlueFox
Aug 24, 2013 8:38 AM CST
That's very cool - more ideas...
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ge1836
Aug 25, 2013 6:56 AM CST
Deb: Youe hefting tha bag of sakrete sounds familier.
I love to make things and learn new methods.
I made hypertufas a few years ago and hope there have been some improvments in formulas that withstand winter freezes.
Mine dissolved after 2 years and they were covered with plastic.

Marilyn: The tufa planter is just great. I believe the tufa mix is pressed into a form, as the mix gets to a certain height they add the glass ,then continue with tufa. Are the walls as thick as they look?
Man -oh-man.I wish i could make stuff.No controle and I need a prop to stand up.

On the other website there was a gardener who worked in "Papercrete" its similar to hypertufa.She could build large pieces using chicken wire armature
.http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/472203/?hl=papercrete
try the link in next post.
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