Almost Ancient Pots

April 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.

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.

Welcome to Spring, 2014! It's a year of change for us - new shows in new cities - and new possibilities. You may not see me in the usual places of the past, but I'm always easy to find.

I'll be in beautiful Charleston, SC twice this Spring. Come and visit me at Charleston Horticultural Society's Plantasia in April and come back for more at the first week of Spoleto's Arts & Crafts on Memorial weekend.

What fun Pete and I had at Epcot this year. It's a magical place. Thanks for stopping by our display and attending our demo's. I'm thinking the sale of plastic molds and masks (don't forget to wear one) will be up all over the country and Canada. Jump in - try hypertufa - make a mess!

See you soon,

Melanie

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Northeast Florida - this coming weekend is the gardening event of 2014.

Amelia Island Garden Show, Saturday and Sunday,

April 19 & 20.

See you there!

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