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Hypertufa planting spheres. Image via Woodward Greenhouse.

Hypertufa is intended as a manufactured substitute for natural tufa, which is a slowly precipitated limestone rock; being very porous,

interesting...and some wonderful old containers

Hypertufa is a fav hobby of mine- always like to learn more! Great article- Hypertufa make your own planters

grass stone planter. hollow out a pumice?

hypertufa planter - I really like the organic look of this one...

how to make The Feral Turtle: Hypertufa

DIY Plant Containers! Hypertufa was developed in the 1930s to replicate the stone troughs that were popular among English gardeners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The lightweight stand-ins were not only easier to come by, but also easier to transport. Thanks to their porous nature, the pots were ideal for plants needing good drainage. Hypertufa containers are still practical in the garden and simple to create.

These look like concrete ball planters. Almost modern and ancient or antique at the same time.

Hypertufa Pots Tutorial-DIY stone pots with mix of perlite, Portland cement and peat moss. Must try using a basket mold!

There are as many recipes for hypertufa... At the end of this article. This also links to nice travel blog about gardens