After seeing hypertufa planters in magazines and on-line, I decided to make my own. Here are the ones we made so far. I say we because I enlist my husband to help with this task. He mixes and I mold. For information on what hypertufa is and how to make it go here.
My favorite way to display these planters is using them as fairy gardens.
This is the first one we made just by using a cardboard box and inserting a smaller one on the inside. Well....in my rush to see the final product I broke off the entire back but we managed to fix it well enough to use. Lesson learned......Be patient!
A bowl I made last year. I pressed a fern frond into the wet mixture for this look.
You can buy some of the cutest things to put in fairy gardens. I'm afraid this is going to be addicting!
I did a tutorial doing this basket last year here.
I planted hosta 'Stiletto', Creeping Jenny, Coleus, and Torenia in this one.
Succulents are perfect in these planters too.
Here is a 'Praying Hands' hosta in a planter. I got too much cement in this one and it is a lot heavier than the newer ones. You can tell it's not as porous looking as some of the others. I also used to put some sand in them but last year I tried it without. I prefer the ones with just equal amounts of cement, peat moss, and perlite. They are a lot lighter.
And when I run out of ideas or plants I fill them with Impatiens.