Almost Ancient Pots

December 14, 2014

More than 15 years ago, I stumbled upon something new while looking for a class for c.e.u.'s for my horticulture certificate. The time fit my schedule, and off I went to Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida to take a class in something called Hypertufa.

By the end of the day, I was hooked. I held my first workshop the following year, and soon started making pots for retail sale through local festivals. In 2009, the circle was complete as I returned to Leu to teach.

I'm still hooked on Hypertufa, and I think you will be, too. My horticulture certificate has expired, since my time is spent making pots. The pots are rustic and natural, and they provide a perfect growing environment for all your plants.

Look for a class at your local botanical garden or come to Florida and join one of my workshops. The joy of Florida is that I work and teach outside year round. I have one more class at Leu this year and then will be deciding on 2015 dates.

Stop and visit my little garden. I am part of an international organization, Quiet Gardens, (see links) that encourages everyone to slow down and visit a peaceful garden to meditate and pray. And if you want to feel good about your gardening efforts, visit mine - always in transition, never finished and certainly never perfect. Because of our construction, make sure to let me know you will visit. I have the gates locked.

Fall continues our building and rebuilding in our front and back tiny gardens - deck is gone in the back and the lawn is gone in the front. I'm looking for simpler, flowing lines and less clutter outside as well as inside the house.

New shows in new places!  New ideas and more new ideas.

Jump in - try hypertufa - make a mess!

See you soon,

Melanie

My Garden

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Thanks to all who stopped by my booth in St. Simons this weekend.  It was a beautiful, sunny Southern Winter weekend!

 

My last show of 2014 will be in St. Augustine on December 27 & 28.

 

 

My last workshop at Leu for 2014 was November 22.  We made a big mess and had great fun!  I'll be back on February 28.

 


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I love to make special pieces just for you, but remember, it's not an instant process. It takes me at least 30 days to order tiles and make a planter. Custom molds also add to the time needed.

I will meet you at a show for delivery, or, if I am going to be in your area, I will gladly deliver.  I do not ship due to the weight.  The shipping costs more than the planter.


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