Containers forum: Cloth and Cement

Page 3 of 32 • 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 32
Views: 148609, Replies: 636 » Jump to the end
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Image
webesemps
Jun 10, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Sharon, obviously 40 years isn't enough time to get jaded over exciting/interesting art/craft projects... Whistling
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
Image
DavidofDeLand
Jun 10, 2014 4:00 PM CST
You try one too Sharon! I'm gonna start small as we should but surely will try. Thumbs up

Loved the story too and thanks for sharing. I tip my hat to you.

An artist never gets over the need to create SOMETHING!

Lets try this! You could get a small bag and try this @ge1836 too.

Lets try it! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
Image
DavidofDeLand
Jun 10, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Lets go Bev! Go get that concrete and make yourself the coolest succulent pot ever! Smiling
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
Image
Sharon
Jun 10, 2014 4:03 PM CST
True Bev, so very true. And this is one of them. I can't remember now but did you ever make ceramic pots. Seems as if you did. Same method is used in draping thin slabs of clay, but working clay is another whole different story. Just the drape method is the same.
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
Image
Sharon
Jun 10, 2014 4:09 PM CST
Jo is an excellent ceramicist. Amazing what she does with clay! Or did, I think she's into watercolor now more than clay.

But back to the concrete . . . if I could only point my finger and stop this forever rain .
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
Name: cheshirekat
New Mexico, USA Zone 8 (Zone 8a)
Herbs Dog Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Garden Procrastinator
Image
ckatNM
Jun 10, 2014 4:40 PM CST
I can't wait to see other people's planters. And learn from your experiences.

I am anxious for my foot to heal a bit more so I can continue with this project. I eventually hope to make a bunch to donate to homeless families that are getting into their homes. The plants in permanent planters will be a home warming gift. One of the members of the bible study I attend on Mondays, said she would donate some plants to the cause. All the plants given will be edibles. That's why I am anxious to start making bigger pots, for holding tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc. And others will work on getting fabric donations so we can do it as a group project. Our members come together for the bible study, but all of us have a desire to help the many homeless families we see here, so we have quite a few different projects we are involved in all year long.

I noted the terry cloth planter I made seemed dry this morning, but I will wait until this evening to have a closer look at it, and the other one I made, so they will have a full 48 hours to dry.

But first I have to stop being clumsy and injuring myself.
"A garden is a friend you can visit any time." - Anonymous
Orlando, FLORIDA (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida
Image
OrlandoBill
Jun 10, 2014 5:50 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Cinta
Jun 10, 2014 8:06 PM CST
Sharon and Bev thank you for the instruction link.
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
Image
DavidofDeLand
Jun 11, 2014 2:21 AM CST
Heres another cool link I found on making these!

http://www.thehypertufagardene...

I might try one today! Smiling
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
Image
Sharon
Jun 11, 2014 10:13 AM CST
That's a great link, David! I like the cement gravy description and also that she soaked the fabric twice. That would be a good idea, I think.

Thanks!!
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Cinta
Jun 11, 2014 7:13 PM CST
Thank you David some more good info. You guys are awesome.
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
Image
DavidofDeLand
Jun 12, 2014 3:57 AM CST
I liked the two dip idea too Sharon. I think I'm going to try my first today. I could use a wall sconce type for a Rhipsalis I have that could use a new cool home... Smiling

Are you going to try one sometime Cinta? These would look great on your patio! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
Image
Sharon
Jun 12, 2014 6:01 AM CST
I am really wanting to try this as well, but it must be the monsoon season here for the first time ever and I have nowhere to work in cement except outside. Not a good idea for such delicate projects, I think -- not in the continuous bursts of heavy rain. It would take a few years to cure and would no doubt be porous from rain/hail drops. Sad

Pictures, David!!
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
Name: cheshirekat
New Mexico, USA Zone 8 (Zone 8a)
Herbs Dog Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Garden Procrastinator
Image
ckatNM
Jun 12, 2014 8:48 AM CST
We had strong gusts of winds the past couple days here. I am not sure I am steady enough on my feet yet to play with this project for a couple days more yet. Although, I must say that I am a bit leery of my working conditions as all the stands I am using to prop my planters on are almost all cement blocks. I have a few sturdy chunks of wood, but have been unable to come up with other safer ideas - besides buying construction boots. For now, I've been trying to avoid even looking at the area I have the project on hold. My roommate needs to buy some wood for his projects next week, so I am hoping there will be some leftovers.

On my way back from getting x-rays of my foot the other day, I passed by a place doing some remodeling. They had a big pile of concrete chunks. I was so tempted to swing around to see if I could get some of the concrete. They were bigger pieces, and could be made sturdier than what I have. If my roommate had been in the car with me, I know we would have a bunch of concrete stands and tables to work on in our yard. I think if I am patient, something else will present itself.
"A garden is a friend you can visit any time." - Anonymous
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
Image
DavidofDeLand
Jun 12, 2014 12:04 PM CST
It was too rainy here today too to get started and I had a plethora of yard waste to help the yard pick up guys to load today too.

The plans and utensils are getting organized however!

Where are you @gg5? These look like something you would excell at and you to @fixpix!
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Cinta
Jun 12, 2014 8:11 PM CST
DavidofDeLand said:I liked the two dip idea too Sharon. I think I'm going to try my first today. I could use a wall sconce type for a Rhipsalis I have that could use a new cool home... Smiling

Are you going to try one sometime Cinta? These would look great on your patio! I tip my hat to you.


Yes I am going to try but I am in the same postion as Sharon. I cannot believe the rain. It has been raining so much and I do not want to do it in the garage. I want to do it in the yard and leave it to dry. I have all the materials I just need the weather.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Image
webesemps
Jun 12, 2014 8:19 PM CST
DavidofDeLand said:Lets go Bev! Go get that concrete and make yourself the coolest succulent pot ever! Smiling


Gee, I have the "cooperative"weather, just not the energy and I hate dealing with wet gooey stuff. Remember Dippity Do in the 60's, anyone? Never have handled cement, plaster of paris, pizza dough, jello, etc. so hate to disappoint. Of course that doesn't mean I can't appreciate all the time and effort and fantastic results that I will be looking forward to seeing from you all in the future for this wonderful type of functional craft... Whistling Hurray!
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
Image
Sharon
Jun 12, 2014 8:42 PM CST
Bev. Can you even imagine the amount of Dippity Do it took for this hair???? Not a good thing. And it was long then. Big Grin
Truth is, I'm also dreading the mess but I am so determined to do it.

Cinta, you think we'll ever get a break in this rain.? The project needs several days to cure. I haven't had a bunch of dry days all in a row since maybe last summer. It is a mess!
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
Image
gg5
Jun 13, 2014 3:33 PM CST
Hey David - thanks for notifying me on this one, you are right I love the look and think I would do it in a mini version, but I have no where to do something so messy...unless of course I get one of my friends to do this with me...thinking thinking !
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Has anyone done this project yet??? Show us pics if you have! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.

Name: cheshirekat
New Mexico, USA Zone 8 (Zone 8a)
Herbs Dog Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Garden Procrastinator
Image
ckatNM
Jun 13, 2014 4:55 PM CST
Well, I have to start over. The one planter I thought worked out, didn't.

I am going to give it another try. I thought I'd try it this evening when it cooled off outside. But now all my planters and everything have just gotten dumped on with rain. We haven't had rain in weeks, so I'm not complaining at all. Not one bit.

I'll just keep trying until I get it right.
"A garden is a friend you can visit any time." - Anonymous

Page 3 of 32 • 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 32

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Containers forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "A Transition "