Almost Ancient Pots

May 26, 2015

More than 17 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. 

Iif you want to feel good about your gardening efforts, visit mine - always in transition, never finished and certainly never perfect. 

Spring is about to spring in Northeast Florida. My peach trees are blooming and the robins have just arrived on their way home in the north, so all is well and on nature's schedule. You will find me in the garage making pots - trying to keep up with my classics while adding some new ideas.  With hubby help, I'm making my own tiles from resin, rock & copper.  It's great fun, and you never know what will come next.

New shows in new places in 2015!  New ideas and more new ideas.

Jump in - try hypertufa - make a mess!

See you soon,

Melanie

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It's a South Carolina summer for me.  I'll be at beautiful Brookgreen Gardens June 6 & 7, then on the waterfront in Beaufort in mid-July. See you there, and in Atlanta and St. Simons in between.  See my events page for details.

 

 

A news brief:  Bok Tower Gardens' BOKTOBERFEST is adding a second day this year - 10/17 & 10/18, so you will have two fun days at Florida's premier garden.  While it is often called a plant sale, it is so much more - free admission, great food, music and shopping, along with the perfect time to buy and plant in the South.    See you there!

 

Details and links to all of our events, click Here


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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