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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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!
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gg5
Apr 5, 2013 9:55 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!

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

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 5, 2013 11:12 PM CST

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