Containers forum: My favorite container

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Name: Dan Zimmerman
Beaver, PA (Zone 6a)
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mar31736
Feb 21, 2016 12:54 PM CST
This is a photo of my ball planter with string of pearls. I make these out of hypertufa. This on is 12" in diameter. I'm going to try a 10" hanging one as soon as it gets warm here in western PA.

Enjoy!
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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Feb 21, 2016 1:41 PM CST
Very nice !!!
I've been considering trying the hypertufa process but haven't been brave enough yet !
Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
Feb 21, 2016 5:07 PM CST
mar - what did you use for a mold? Love the shape.
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Cinta
Feb 21, 2016 9:02 PM CST
What a pretty container, Lovey dubby If it was my container it would be my favorite too.
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Eric4home
Feb 22, 2016 9:56 AM CST
We have a few hypertufa containers that we have made. I bought all the materials to make more last fall, but never got around to it. I would like to also try the draped concrete saturated burlap like I've seen on this forum. I believe David of Deland posted them.

Has anyone heard from David? We saw him and his gardens last May, but we have not heard from him since or seen him post.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 22, 2016 2:03 PM CST

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Ric I haven't seen David for a very long time. Hope all is well with him.

Mar, love your round hypertufa container. I'm with Cyndy, what did you use for a mold? And how thick is it. Also how old is it?
Name: Dan Zimmerman
Beaver, PA (Zone 6a)
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mar31736
Feb 23, 2016 6:46 AM CST
To make the ball planter I use 2 half sphere molds I buy on ebay. ($20 a half + shipping) I bolt the halves together and then use an inflatable playground ball inside. I start with a 10” ball so the planter ends up being ¾” - 1” thick. You can make the walls a little thinner by inflating the inner ball more. After the hypertufa sets, I deflate the ball and pull it out. I started making these planters this past summer so it is about 8 months old.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Feb 23, 2016 8:26 AM CST
Thanks for sharing your technique. The planter looks great!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 23, 2016 8:36 AM CST

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Thank you mar31736

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