I've been wanting a couple of these split rock plants but couldn't find a matching pot. I decided to slap together a suitably bizzaro planter out out of hypertufa. Here's 3 photos of what too much coffee and a Saturday afternoon yielded. Good luck in viewing this one :)
I have just come in from the garden trying to make a sand cast leaf and thinking I should stick to pots but your creations have inspired me! I love those pots for succulents. Very interesting irregular bottoms on them as well. Nice work! I can see using a group of those in a garden as a separate succulent patch.
I have others in production right now that I'll post here in a couple of weeks. Glad to see that it does inspire others to creat their own! Why not!
bellieg, as for the recipe, I tried a couple that included specific parts of portland cement, perlite, and sphagnum/peat moss but whittled those recipes down to equal parts portland and perlite. All of the recipes I tried yielded terrible results with very very long curing times and less manageability of working material. The weight difference isn't much at all.
These and other pieces I'm creating now require fine cuts and shaping by hand. Some of the attached pieces on future pots are decorated with pieces cut from flat 1/2" thick rows of 100% drying portland cement. Requires some patience and timing to catch the setting cement at the right time for shaping.
So, FOR MY PURPOSE, less ingredients got the job done.
I have a second year grape vine going strong and was inspired by the leaves on this one. It's come a long way from that little nondescript twig in a bag and now a more permanent reminder of it's beauty...
Just beautiful. I asked this earlier about the paint that it is water base. Can I use a water base paint like the ones they use inside a house? You can tell I do not know much about paint nor sealers. Can I go to Lowes and get a sealer? Thanks!! Belle
Love, love, love the pots and great composition overall with the plants, too!! You have a really good eye for this stuff! IMHO, no authority here by any means, just looking to get ideas and you surely delivered!
KimchiMonger wrote:I've been wanting a couple of these split rock plants but couldn't find a matching pot. I decided to slap together a suitably bizzaro planter out out of hypertufa. Here's 3 photos of what too much coffee and a Saturday afternoon yielded. Good luck in viewing this one :)
I reckon it is cheaper and more fun that a Psychiatrist! Although a nice dry white would have suited me better! Looks great!
These pots are just amazing. They complement the plants so much so that together they are a work of art. The "small pinch pot for my Haworthia venosa" --looks like the plant is cradled on a wave! Thanks for showing! PF