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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
May 14, 2016 5:29 AM CST
If you have tried this and have some you are proud of please share. Also which recipe are you using?

I am looking on Pinterest and I like the spheres, the leaves and troughs the best. Any tips would be great. Hurray!

Thanks,
Teresa
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
May 16, 2016 11:40 AM CST
I have made them using old plastic bowls to mold them around but mine begin to crumble around the top edges within four or five years. After that I don't like moving them about the garden. I have not made any in a long while.
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 16, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Hi Bonnie, my sister made some about 10 years ago, and hers have done the same thing. I wonder if it happens to all of them? She had some deep sand, so she used the sand to mold some deep troughs. I've had the recipe for years, but haven't tried it yet, but I still want to. If you have any photos of yours, we'd love to see them!
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
May 16, 2016 12:45 PM CST
I have some I purchased from a nursery that have lasted more than 5 years. They have a molded/smoothed top edge so maybe that protects them

Mid September 2015 All piled up waiting for winter
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 16, 2016 2:10 PM CST
Thanks for posting pics of your, Marilyn. The only thing I see that is different is that yours appear to be much thicker. Maybe the ones I've seen that cracked were too thin to begin with.
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Name: Big red (after the g
S.C (Zone 8a)
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crabapple
May 16, 2016 6:34 PM CST
I have not tried hypertufa yet, but I want to make some soon.
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Laurelca
May 21, 2016 6:00 PM CST
Clearly I need to give some attention to the plantings, but here is a hypertufa I made from a plastic shell party bowl I bought from amazon. I used the recipe from the hypertufa gardener. It is two yrs old.

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 21, 2016 9:46 PM CST
That looks very nice! I have a huge plastic shell like that. Thanks for the great idea on how to use it.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 22, 2016 4:20 AM CST

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Beautiful Hurray!
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Laurelca
May 22, 2016 9:08 AM CST
Thank you, everyone. When I made the shell, I made 3 and gave two away as gifts. I tried both perlite and vermiculite and was much happier with the look of the vermiculite shell.

I've been wanting to make more, but just haven't had any good ideas. I'd like to make a lantern, but need a good plan. Smiling
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
May 22, 2016 9:14 AM CST
Let me know if you find some instructions. I had bought my sister a Japanese lantern and the concrete ones are so HEAVY!
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 22, 2016 9:16 AM CST
I agree on how heavy concrete lanterns are. Making a hypertufa one would be so much better. I'll have to look to see if there are any instructions for them anywhere.

Great idea to use vermiculite instead of the glowing white perlite!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 22, 2016 9:19 AM CST

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I just googled for instructions and got lots of hits Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
May 22, 2016 9:23 AM CST
Yay! Ask and you shall receive!! Rolling my eyes.
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 22, 2016 11:42 AM CST
vic said:I just googled for instructions and got lots of hits Hurray! Hurray!


Were the instructions just for making hypertufa mix, or for actually making a hypertufa lantern?

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 22, 2016 11:48 AM CST

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hypertufa lantern Thumbs up
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 22, 2016 1:20 PM CST
vic said:hypertufa lantern Thumbs up

Thank You! I'll look. Hurray!

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Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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DomehomeDee
May 25, 2016 9:26 PM CST
I made this by making a form with plywood, I used styrofoam for the inset areas and a chocolate mold for the little japanese symbol in the corner.
Japanese style planter
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 25, 2016 9:31 PM CST
I love it, Dee! Thanks for sharing the pic.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 26, 2016 12:07 PM CST

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Beautiful Hurray!

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