Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Journey: Making My Own Head Planters with Hypertufa

I found a great blog to help me in my garden:  http://www.the-artistic-garden.com

 Here's the specific post that's going to get me started making head planters:  http://www.the-artistic-garden.com/hypertufa-planter.html

They suggest using >hypertufa, which I have never used before.  Here's the Wikipedia definition for Hypertufa:  >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertufa

Here are some recipes for making Hypertufa:  http://www.gardenstew.com/about1779.html

Here's a beginner's recipe:

Equal portions of 

  • Portland cement 
  • Perlite
  • Peatmoss
  • Water (just a little less)
Mix until you can form a ball out of it.

Also need:

  • Cooking spray 
  • Disposable gloves
  • Styrofoam head>

Pictures of head planters I've found online:

Thumbnail by Katg

If you don't want to make your own, you might try these:

1 comment:

  1. I see you're last post was in 2011 but hope you will still get this message. I appreciate all the link info for head planters as I'm contemplating making my own. My question is, did you ever make one? I'd be interested in knowing how it progressed and seeing a photo if possible. Thanks again.