Archives for June 2009

Using Hypertufa To Resurface Flaking Terra Cotta

A Reader Asks If She Can Successfully Use HypertufaTo Bring New Life To Her Strawberry Jar I received an email from Lael asking me: I have a terracotta strawberry jar that is flaking off on the surface. I want to cover it with hypertufa. I would use about 1/2" to 1" layer, and leave the jar in place. Do you think that would work? I love your site … [Read more...]

Massive Hypertufa Rock Installation

More About Marjin's Use Of Hypertufa Rocks for His Alpine Garden Installation A couple of days ago I posted about one awe inspiring use of hypertufa for a garden wall and house and alert blog reader Nancy did some nosing around on the internet (thanks, Nancy!) and found a link to the crafter's website and there happens to be a … [Read more...]

Incredible Hypertufa House & Garden Wall

If You've Wondered How Durable Hypertufa Really Is ...Take A Look At These Photos While doing some research the other day that had nothing to do with hypertufa, I came across a search result that caught my attention, clicked on it and started to scan everything that was posted there. The photos and comments centered around a conference that took … [Read more...]

Dahlia ‘Contraste’ – What A Knock-Out!

This Gorgeous Dahlia Has Become My Favorite Flower In My Garden Just because I get so awe-struck every year when this Dahlia, cultivar 'Contraste', begins to bloom in my very own garden, I thought I'd share with everyone what this particular Dahlia looks like. I am always glad to see the new little buds pushing up from the ground in Spring, … [Read more...]

Ladybug Bowling Balls

Readers Comments Prompted Me To Find Painted Ladybug Ideas Liz and Krista left comments on my blog post how to paint bowling balls about bowling balls painted to look like ladybugs. Krista said she saw a project in a magazine, but couldn't remember what magazine. So, this nudged me into trying to help some more and see what I could find, and … [Read more...]

Dish Gardening – A Fun DIY Project For Young & Old

Miniature Dish Garden How-tos Dish gardening is quite a popular hobby. Have you ever tried to make one? If not, I’ll walk you through the basic steps (it’s really not difficult at all to do!). But first, I received a nice email awhile back from Pearl who wrote: Hi ... I've been working on garden miniatures for garden dishes. Been having a … [Read more...]