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The term "hypertufa" refers to a type of artificial stone and is a conglomerate of the words "tufa," a natural volcanic rock, and "hyper," a prefix meaning excessively or extremely -- hypertufa are extremely rocklike containers.
Make beautiful garden containers that will last for years with this fascinating hypertufa technique.
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You can use basic molds, from wicker basket pots to milk-carton gardening containers, to create truly impressive hypertufa designs.
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Faux bois, French for "fake wood," makes for stunning garden pots and planters. Lightweight and durable, faux bois is pretty simple to make too.
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No one will guess there are goodies hiding inside this creative papier-mache faux bois tree stump container.
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A simulated patina helps faux-clay plastic pots blend in with those made from real terra-cotta.
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Shocking Idea: Electrical Box Planters
Steel utility boxes from the hardware store make sleek, modern pots.
Choose a range of shapes and sizes. Turn so that the side with holes is at the bottom, and plant with low-growing succulents, such as Echeveria 'Black Prince' (left) and Sempervivum; top with gravel. (We used no. 2 grade grit.) For an exotic centerpiece, arrange several in a tray filled with grit.