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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2011
5:59 PM

Post #8694759

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 :)

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8694760

Pic 2 of same pot

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8694762

Pic 3 of same pot

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sonoranpoet
Cave Creek, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 18, 2011
11:25 AM

Post #8699752

love it! love it! I might add some small course rock as mulch in the planter itself to keep that off the planet look going :) This is really neat!
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2011
6:03 PM

Post #8709506

Thanks for the compliment sonoranpoet! Very nice of ya. I think the pot is suitably unique for that little P. nelii

Here's another one I just completed.

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2011
6:03 PM

Post #8709508

Pic 2

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8709509

Pic 3

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katiebear
mulege
Mexico

July 22, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8709545

I like that a lot. kb

Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

July 23, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8710474

love both of them! how are the ball/knobs made?
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 24, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8711960

All of them were hand rolled and attached. Thanks for the great compliments ya'll!
OGRODNIK
Granite Bay, CA

July 31, 2011
12:28 PM

Post #8727739

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.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8728196

Kim, this would be great for our Master Gardener sale next spring.
What an inspiration.
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

July 31, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8728354

Kim,
Can you share your recipe? Proportions please?? Thanks,. Belle
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8728619

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.

KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2011
10:35 AM

Post #8753802

The hypertufa plant pot experiment continues. Mud pies gone wild evolving...

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bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

August 13, 2011
10:59 AM

Post #8753845

I like it!! What a talent!!

Bellie
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8754149

I tried to load a few more photos but it hasn't worked for several hours. I guess I'll try again tomorrow.
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

August 13, 2011
2:30 PM

Post #8754190

Was this painted and baked? I like all your designs!!

Bellie
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2011
10:31 PM

Post #8755140

Hypertufa cement pot 8/11

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2011
10:31 PM

Post #8755141

Same pot above different angle - Hypertufa cement pot 8/11

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2011
10:33 PM

Post #8755144

Smaller pot experimenting with shades of orange and green - Hypertufa cement pot 8/11

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2011
10:33 PM

Post #8755146

Smaller pot experimenting with shades of orange and green - Hypertufa cement pot 8/11 - Picture 2

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2011
10:34 PM

Post #8755147

Smaller pot experimenting with shades of orange and green - Hypertufa cement pot 8/11 - Picture 3

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2011
10:37 PM

Post #8755154

bellie,

These are painted with water based paints and layered with water based sealer.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8756147

These are great. Guess you surprised yourself as well as me.
Keep on posting your pics we appreciate them.
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8758219

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...

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8758220

Same leaf

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
7:03 AM

Post #8761113

You're getting better and better. These are lovely.
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
10:16 PM

Post #8775602

This is a two piece bowl made with matching display stand. The bowl I created with a couple of holes and painted to create a more aged look. Added a Tillandsia air plant.

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
10:16 PM

Post #8775604

Same bowl pic 2 of 3

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
10:17 PM

Post #8775605

Same bowl pic 3 of 3

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
10:38 PM

Post #8775612

A green oblong shaped pot I created for my green stone plants (3 photos)

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
10:39 PM

Post #8775613

Pic 2 of 3 of green planter.

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
10:39 PM

Post #8775614

Pic 3 of 3 of green planter.

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 25, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8775745

Very good. I like the green stone.
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

August 25, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8775784

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
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
1:14 PM

Post #8776526

I use ANY water based paint and ANY water based sealer for indoor/outdoor use from ANY hardware store. I'm also now using white portland cement to control colors once applied.
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 27, 2011
7:09 AM

Post #8779402

These and other green Pleiospilos nelii plants were really upstaging any pot I put them in so I made them their own and fought green with gree in this hypertufa pot.

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2011
4:11 AM

Post #8780643

Looks as though those plants are settled in. I am assuming that is redish/brown lava rock or possibly you made those too.
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2011
10:38 AM

Post #8781215

The reddish lava rock is standard bagged lava rock which I crushed.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2011
10:13 PM

Post #8786192

Great pots!
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2011
10:56 PM

Post #8788001

Finally created a small pinch pot for my Haworthia venosa

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2011
10:57 PM

Post #8788002

My Operculicarya descaryi in it's new hypertufa pot ! Love this species!

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2011
10:58 PM

Post #8788003

Same Operculicarya descaryi root and pot close up.

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 2, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8790356

You're just a pot making machine.! thanks for all the pictures.

Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

September 16, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8811605

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!

Thanks for posting your pics!
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

November 5, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8877733

Just curious, would you be able to dry them in a dehydrator? Different heat settings and a good fan.
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

February 21, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9014950

[quote="KimchiMonger"]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 :)[/quote]

I reckon it is cheaper and more fun that a Psychiatrist! Although a nice dry white would have suited me better! Looks great!
PrairieFolly
Flint Hills, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2012
12:58 AM

Post #9071524

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
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2012
9:03 PM

Post #9308534

A few others that evolved...

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KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9308535

A few others that evolved...

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Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

October 18, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9308675

Excellent! Could you explain how you got the textures and colors please (still water-based paints and sealers)?
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2012
9:12 AM

Post #9308859

Kim, you are so creative. It looks as though you molded these planters by hand.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2012
9:34 PM

Post #9309453

Wonderful! I really love the shapes and textures ^_^
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 20, 2012
12:01 AM

Post #9310264

A few more...

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bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

October 20, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9310436

Do you sell them? Love them!!!
Belle
KimchiMonger
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #9311606

They all sold out recently. I had them posted at my website a while back.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 21, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9311608

KimchM, how did you do the coloring on the last pics? I love the last one with the charcoal coloring around the rim.
You are so artistic.

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 28, 2013
4:14 AM

Post #9399792

Incredible work Kim. Truly. I think I have seen some of your work on Etsy? I also do hypertufa and your work is inspirational...

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13Turtles

13Turtles
Springfield, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9540023

Good golly Miss Molly! Cool beans!

Turtle

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2013
3:31 AM

Post #9540403

HaHaHa! Thanks Turtle.
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2014
6:48 AM

Post #9845907

Very nice work. I need a new outlet this fall. LOL
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2014
7:30 PM

Post #9918325

You need to share some of your techniques.

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