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What You Need to DIY a Hypertufa Trough

August 2, 2018

In this trough-building method we’ll tackle creating a trough by forming it inside a mold. This is a viable, popular way to create beautiful planting vessels, and Lori Chips author of Hypertufa Containers has the expert advice you need.

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Creative trough making

August 2, 2018

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. Here, Lori Chips describes how she fell in love with trough gardening and the inspiration for Hypertufa Containers.

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Roped in: A Timber Press office craft

May 22, 2017

Inspired by the rope planter project from Potted, we set out to adapt the craft for our office windowsills.

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Get roped in: How to highlight your handmade potted style

May 10, 2017

Craft your own DIY, rustic planters for a Mediterranean look inside or outdoors.

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An interview with Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray of Potted

April 26, 2017

“To some extent, part of the DIY code is being able to accomplish something at a reasonable cost.” —Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray

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Rock gardening: What you need to know about soil acidity and alkalinity

February 16, 2017

With this excerpt from Joseph Tychonievich’s Rock Gardening, you can decode the acidity of your soil to pick the best plants for your plot.

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Handmade balcony garden

February 1, 2017

This shiny, sleek planter—actually a modified length of pedestrian galvanized gutter—takes up little room on a tiny balcony but contributes flash and a lively mix of color and texture. The resulting contemporary composition is stylish and hip—a far cry from planting an old boot.

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Crafts that combine your love of books and plants

January 26, 2017

There is no shortage of Pinterest-worthy inspiration for decorating with plants or books, but what about innovative ways to spotlight plants and books? Enter the magical, miniature worlds of Terrarium Craft. With two crafts combining plants and books together, our home décor can flourish with life and literature.

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An interview with Nigel Hewitt-Cooper

December 6, 2016

“Carnivorous plants are ideal anywhere sheltered and sunny. Apart from that, anything goes.” —Nigel Hewitt-Cooper

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An interview with Joseph Tychonievich

November 15, 2016
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