Hands-On Hypertufa Workshop Coming Up!

In case you forgot due to my incessant chicken and jam posts we hand craft hypertufa planters and sell them at the market. 

ImageI just love these gorgeous stone pots! Actually, they aren’t stone. They’re a mix of Portland cement, peat moss, and perlite. 

And not only do they look cool but they are lightweight, super durable, and can withstand Ohio winters. Succulent perennials thrive in them and you can even get mosses and lichens to grow on the outside!

I like to plant herbs in them and keep them close to my house. Then when I need a sprig of rosemary really quick I can just pop out to my patio and snip it fresh.

I love the natural look of the pots. And Diane has such a great eye for planting them with interesting perennials and annuals. If you haven’t stopped by our booth to take a look at these gems you really should. They make great gifts and are an excellent addition to your patio, porch, or windowsill.

Here is Diane’s trunk when she arrives at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. So many beauties!

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Hypertufas are how we got started at local markets so we’re excited for an opportunity to share our craft with you!

If you’re interested in making your own hypertufa planter you’re in luck – we’re having a class!

Pam and Tim Pizzute of Pizzute’s Plant-n-Thyme have graciously invited us back to their space in order to have a hands-on workshop. Pam and Tim are great hosts and they’ll have loads of their gorgeous mums for sale. Autumn is upon us and their mums are a great way to start the season.

The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 2pm at Pizzute’s (4987 State Route 43, Kent, 44240). My father-in-law (Diane’s husband) and Portage County Master Gardener Keith will lead the class. The cost is $20 per person and we’ll supply all the materials you need to make a hypertufa planter of your very own.

While we do lots of different shapes and sizes the class will include all the materials necessary to build a round hypertufa similar to the picture below.

ImageThe class is limited to just 20 people so please RSVP via email (bartongardens@gmail.com) or in person at our booth at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market by Saturday, September 21st.

We hope you’ll join us for a fun Saturday afternoon!

 

 

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About Barton Farms and Gardens

My husband and I are bringing an old family farm back to life.
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