Old stone sinks and animal troughs have been used to grow plants for many years. Today, they are scarce and very expensive. But now, we can make them from hypertufa, an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa rock. It is lighter than regular concrete, and will not be damaged by freezing after it is completely cured. You will be making a hypertufa planting pot! Hypertufa, a mixture of cement, peat moss and pearlite molded to resemble tufa or crumbling granite, is a fun process for creating “instant antiquities” for the garden. Beginning with a small bowl or trough, the techniques will be illustrated so you can make larger pieces at home with confidence. All materials are provided, but wear comfortable clothes, a hat and bring water. Be prepared to have fun and get dirty.
A program of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden.
Location: Ayres Hall, The Arboretum
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
See the Events & Classes webpage for additional information. Pre-registration is required.
Fee: $30 for members of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, $35 for non-members