Archives for October 2009

I Tried Hypertufa But My Project Crumbled Apart!

A Frustrated Hypertufa Trough Maker Seeks Helpful Advice I received an email this week asking me: A friend and I tried one of your basic hypertufa recipes without adding the fiber mesh. Our results are very crumbly. I think we goofed by not using it, right? Where does one find fiber mesh? NewLearner --------------- My reply: Hi … [Read more...]

Woman Wields Welding Torch To Make Garden Art

Metal Garden Art Fish Welded by an Alaskan Female Gardener - You Go Girl! I love it when I see women break away from fearing heavy-duty type industrial equipment like welding torches! Yeah, I don't care what is said about "we've come a long way, baby!" in terms of women's lib (is that terminology dating me, or what?? Yes ... I did march up 5th … [Read more...]

Wooden Garden Gate Idea Using Large Branches

A DIY Idea for Constructing a Wooden Garden Gate - An Element of Functional Art for Your Garden Hey everyone. I've had this photo in my files for some time now (yup - I save up photos as I stumble upon them if I think they'll be of interest to y'all ;) ) and am trying to clean up my "to be filed" folder. I decided to post this today because for a … [Read more...]

Where To Find Silica Fume & Poly Fibers

Sometimes These 2 Ingredients are Hard to Get Your Hands On I often get asked by many hypertufa and concrete garden art enthusiasts where to find "silica fume" and "poly fibers", also referred to as "fiber mesh". Depending where you live, it may or may not be very easy to lay your hands on this stuff. … [Read more...]