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Design Ideas -     Apply basic garden design principles when creating hypertufa trough gardens. Use odd numbers of containers with varying heights and textures to add depth. This example uses a hosta, conifer, and sedum. The round rock adds the perfect accent.   More detail at http://www.bhg.com/gardening/container/plans-ideas/make-a-hypertufa-trough/#page=1

Making Hypertufa Troughs

Random Acts of Gardening: Trough Love

diy tutorial on how to make some hypertufa troughs for your garden

Get great garden design tips from renowned Canadian designer Brian Minter.

Employ Variegated Foliage Regardless of whether it repels mosquitoes, Brian likes this variegated scented geranium (Pelargonium citrosum) -- aka the mosquito plant. Thanks to its frosty-white-tip foliage, it shines like a beacon in the border.

Nice Hypertufa trough makes great succulent garden- Hypertufa/succulent garden with levels. Maybe build up with concrete blocks - have good drain "holes" then cover with hypertufa to conceal the concrete.

Update On The Bonsai In Hypertufa

Nice Hypertufa trough makes great succulent garden- Hypertufa/succulent garden with levels. Maybe build up with concrete blocks - have good drain holes then cover with hypertufa to conceal the concrete.

If you're looking to liven up your garden, consider adding a container water feature. Get inspired by these fountains, ponds and water gardens that truly make a splash. #watergarden

If you're looking to liven up your garden, consider adding a container water feature. Get inspired by these fountains, ponds and water gardens that truly make a splash. #watergarden

Hypertufa - like concrete but lighter.  DIY planters, sculptures, etc. are online under this name.  This planter was made from the inside of a wicker basket.  I like this one.

FRONT YARD GARDEN IDEA - Hypertufa - like concrete but lighter. DIY planters, sculptures, etc. This planter was made from the inside of a wicker basket.

Container garden with blue fescue, creeping Jenny (to spill over the sides), and portulaca, also known as moss rose.

Container Garden Picture Gallery

Container gardening picture of an old bucket turned into a container garden - Photo © Kerry Michaels

Hypertufa  1 part vermiculite or perlite 1 part peat moss 1 part cement *( must use Portland cement) not ready mix

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Hypertufa troughs | Gardening With Confidence with Helen Yoest

Hypertufa troughs

Gardening with Confidence, Plants with Benefits. & Good Berry Bad Berry by Helen Yoest is designed to give beginners insight on the basics of adding and arranging the components of your garden.

THE BOHEMIAN CHEF’S LONDON GARDEN – 9 CONTAINER IDEAS FOR GROWING CHRISTMAS DINNER ON A LEDGE.    how to grow christmas dinner in a container garden hypertufa container garden

The Bohemian Chef's London Garden - 9 Container Ideas for Growing Christmas Dinner on a Ledge

Making hypertufa troughs for planting miniature landscapes, alpine gardens, and for butterfly puddles.

Onions (Perennial)

Onions (Perennial) Grow Guide

Onions (Perennial)

What is Hypertufa...DIY project

A page Hypertufa PDF eBook. Everything to make all your Hypertufa projects a success.

Nasturtiums...an edible flower!

Container garden picture of nasturtium in large stone container garden - Photo © Kerry Michaels

hypertufa trough

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Hostas: How to Keep Slugs & Snails Away. Wealth of information on this blog by Kevin Lee Jacobs

lime for slugs feeding on hostas

Easy Stone Planter DIY

Hypertufa trough Modeled after ancient stone troughs used to hold water and feed for livestock, these troughs are made from hypertufa, an artificial stone product. Easy to make, these cool containers work in any style garden.

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