• Posts Tagged ‘hypertufa troughs’

    Leaf casting the Indian Rhubarb

    by  • September 12, 2011 • Garden art, Projects


    How to do a leaf-casting! A serendipitous discovery of a large leaf in a mountain stream, led me to try molding it with a concrete mix.  It was loads of fun creating a lovely molded leaf to save as a garden art piece How I happened upon the leaf Recently I happened to go...

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    How to make Hypertufa Troughs

    by  • August 6, 2011 • Garden, Garden art, How to, Projects, Something different

    Finished but still drying

    What are hypertufa troughs? Hypertufa (pronounced hyper-toofa) is a mixture of peat moss, perlite, cement and water. Old stone watering troughs in England could be found in farmer’s fields, sometimes built into stone walls to provide water for two fields of livestock. These troughs are usually one-of-a-kind, and very rare and desirable to alpine gardeners and plant...

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