Garden Art forum: Anybody made any Tuffa Pedistals?

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Name: Lori Bright
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LlamaLlori
Feb 5, 2016 3:49 AM CST
Sure we can make Tuffa Pots, but as an excentric gardener who has a few bonsais, a few specimen plants, and far too many potted plants right-on-the-ground - - - Has anybody ever thought of making Tuffa Pedistals? It would be great for breaking up the monotony of having all the potted plants in rows on the ground. We could add cement dye for different colors. How could we make a form? How could this form be make so it could be chopped to different sizes, so as to make different heights? Any thoughts? I'm all ears!
Name: Vicki
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vic
Feb 5, 2016 5:42 AM CST

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I don't have a clue Lori but hopefully someone will come along and comment on your great idea Hurray! Thumbs up
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plantmanager
Feb 5, 2016 4:44 PM CST
vic said:I don't have a clue Lori but hopefully someone will come along and comment on your great idea Hurray! Thumbs up


Same here. I have no clue, but I'd love to do this too! My sister has made hypertufa bowls and troughs. I'll see if she knows anything about making pedestals.

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goldfinch4
Mar 22, 2016 5:55 AM CST
I've made a couple of these pedestal planters out of hypertufa.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Mar 22, 2016 6:20 AM CST

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Beautiful Hurray!
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plantmanager
Mar 23, 2016 10:48 PM CST
I love it! I've been thinking about making something with hypertufa, but have been procrastinating.
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Mar 24, 2016 12:57 AM CST
Thanks! It's a major project that took several days to make, but they're at least 6 years old and outside year round, through our miserable winters and all and have held up well.
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plantmanager
Mar 24, 2016 1:14 PM CST
It's good to know that they can take your weather. I'll have to give it a try.
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Name: Lori Bright
San Luis Obispo, California (Zone 7a)
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LlamaLlori
Apr 1, 2016 7:54 AM CST
Oh, Oh, Oh, Chris, they are wonderful!!!
How did you do them? With molds? Freehand?
On a potters wheel? Pedestals have holes in the middle?
That is so very cool! Thanks for the post.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Apr 1, 2016 10:40 AM CST
Thanks @LlamaLlori! I made them by hand, no molds. The pedestals are hollow for drainage reasons. I wrapped a large PVC pipe in chicken wire and applied the tufa over that. Pretty simple actually. The top part is a separate pot and can be taken off.
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freezengirl
Apr 10, 2016 3:41 PM CST
I bet you could use the cardboard construction forms used for concrete also they come in some large sizes. If you used two (one inside the other) you could cut the concrete wire mesh to size and suspend it within the forms if you needed something quite strong.

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