What is Hypertufa? It's an artificial stone made of various materials - usually a mixture containing one or more of Portland Cement, Perlite, Vermiculite and Peat Moss. Hypertufa was invented to take the place of Tufa which was used to make garden planters, troughs, garden art, etc... It has the appearance of stone, without the weight.
It is great for making garden planters that will last for a
long, lo-ong, lo-o-ong time!
First of all, it is easy to do. A great weekend project! There are various recipes that will give you various results depending on what you want to accomplish. Do you want it to be light-weight? Carvable? Or, just extremely durable? There is a recipe for each of these. It can be molded to take almost any shape you can think of. Most people make garden troughs, or planters for alpine plants. But, you can make garden ornaments, spheres, statues, even birdbaths!
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Get your hands dirty!