Hypertufa Containers: Creating and Planting an Alpine Trough Garden
Prepare to be mesmerized by your newest obsession. But fear not—you are in the ultracapable hands of a master.
Tovah Martin, author of The Garden in Every Sense and Season
Hypertufa containers—also known as troughs—are rustic, striking, versatile, and perfect for small, Alpine plants. A mix of cement, perlite, peat, and water, they are simple and affordable to make at home. Hypertufa Containers details everything you need to know to make your own troughs and successfully garden in them. From plant portraits that include growing and cultivation information along with potting tips you’ll discover the amazing variety of plants that thrive in troughs. Hypertufa Containers features step-by-step instructions and color photography for making hypertufa containers in a variety of shapes and sizes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pp.
- Book dimensions: 8 x 9 in. (230 x 205 mm.)
- Images: 208 color photos
- ISBN-10: 1604697067
- ISBN-13: 9781604697063
- Product code: 689706
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"A complete guide to every aspect of designing, making and planting fascinating, creative hypertufa troughs. If you are a total novice, Lori’s clear, detailed, engaging writing will take you through every step with confidence.…One of those special books that won’t just be sitting on the shelf. It is going to be out with me in the garden, no doubt getting spattered and stained with wet hypertufa."
—North American Rock Garden Society
"Everything you need to know to make your own troughs.…Be careful ... you might catch the alpine bug!"
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