Photo by Melody
Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.

Hypertufa and Concrete: Hyper Tufa - Another Fountain

Communities > Forums > Hypertufa and Concrete
bookmark
Forum: Hypertufa and ConcreteReplies: 34, Views: 1,249
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

December 11, 2004
1:22 PM

Post #1189977

I'll try and send out a few more pictures today of other things we make, hopefully giving you a few ideas.

Thumbnail by meagert
Click the image for an enlarged view.

rosebruce
Plano, TX

December 11, 2004
1:41 PM

Post #1190005

HOW BEAUTIFUL...I WOULD LOVE TO SEE ONE OF THOSE IN MY COUNTRY COTTAGE GARDEN...

WHAT TALENT YOU HAVE!!

YES, PLEASE SEND MORE PICTURES!!

ROSE IN TEXAS
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 11, 2004
1:45 PM

Post #1190019

What a great set up you have, and what talent and imagination! Love it!!
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

December 11, 2004
1:47 PM

Post #1190022

Very nice of you...Thank you!...Be inspired
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2004
5:12 PM

Post #1195759

WOW! Double WOW!! You are SO talented!

Do you have a DG Store or do you sell them on e-Bay?
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

December 15, 2004
7:28 PM

Post #1195942

Thank you Shirley. My point is to give out some ideas, but if your curious about other things, just look at my profile for a website.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 16, 2004
4:36 PM

Post #1197024

Just took a look at your website. Lovely tuffa projects. You've got quite a set up.
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

December 16, 2004
6:27 PM

Post #1197170

Thanks Shirley! But of course, there is no money in it as yet...occassional fairs and shows. Winter is hard for this business. It is necessary I find a job to pay my bills...but I can work this stuff part time I guess. (sorry...feeling low today...lol)

GardenGuyKin

GardenGuyKin
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2005
12:22 PM

Post #1270955

Beautifull Work!
I really enjoy your Tufa works.
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2005
12:43 PM

Post #1270981

I love hearin' that stuff...lol
mickgene
Linden, VA
(Zone 6a)

February 3, 2005
3:55 PM

Post #1271266

That fountain is gorgeous! Are all of the things in your Gallery hypertufa or are you also a potter? I am truly inspired. (I should be almost finished with a hypertufa project (my first effort) but, instead, have a bag of mortar mix sitting around instead of the portland I needed (DH's shopping error) I hope to get back to the store soon and get started, especially after seeing your lovely work.
Michele
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2005
5:48 PM

Post #1271441

Thanks again. We started out as ceramic potters...this stuff sold better, because we're in the middle of NC, and there are just too many potters here.
You can actually use the mortar mix no problem.
mns2lv4ever
New Hyde Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 3, 2005
5:53 PM

Post #1271445

Wow, I just started to read up on this stuff, that is beautiful...
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2005
5:58 PM

Post #1271454

Wow again! Thanks. Never expected these forum threads to pop back up again. Sorry to all those who have already seen them, but I am enjoying the pats on the back today...I needed them!
ncgardenaddict
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2005
6:00 PM

Post #1271456

Ah ha... Nice stuff! What are your 'pick up' prices? LOL!!!

Hopefully you will be on DG for a while because eventually I can see myself buying a couple of those beauties! You should should come to the GA roundup!

Nicole
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2005
6:02 PM

Post #1271460

Every one who shows up at the house gets a break, and a cup of coffee...lol
trunnels
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2005
6:11 PM

Post #1271474

Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous. Would love to have some talent but I must rely on others like you. Off to check your profile. :-)
Terrie
mickgene
Linden, VA
(Zone 6a)

February 3, 2005
6:21 PM

Post #1271487

Thanks for the advice on the mortar mix. I'm getting started.
Michele
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2005
6:28 PM

Post #1271497

Thanks all again. Here's one we're working on

Thumbnail by meagert
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ncgardenaddict
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2005
7:04 PM

Post #1271545

I like that! You should come to the GA Round up! Check out the Round up threads - April 23rd is the date! Good exposure for you I would think!
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2005
7:25 PM

Post #1271568

pardon my iggorance... whats the GA?
ncgardenaddict
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2005
7:29 PM

Post #1271575

Georgia! It's in Jackson Georgia. I've never been to one myself but it's a gathering of DG folks for food, plant/craft swaps, general fun! I can't wait! The round up forum has a sign up thread, and another thread that lists lodging, etc. It should be fun!
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2005
7:37 PM

Post #1271590

oh!...
sorry I won't be able to make it. out of work donchaknow. But I'll keep an eye out for it, and try to get the recaps on the Forums.
ncgardenaddict
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2005
7:38 PM

Post #1271593

I'm sorry! Just went through that with my DH myself.

I keep asking people if they want to ride down with me but nobody wants to! It's just going to be me and my dog though if you change your mind! Your welcome to ride with us!

Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2005
3:54 PM

Post #1273992

What kind of mold do you use to get the half round shape?

Thanks, Deb
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 5, 2005
4:02 PM

Post #1274003

we use any bowls that strike our fancy...find them in target/walmart etc.
we use two methods to shape..
1. pack the bowl full...scoop out the middle
2. just layer in the depth we want...

we shape and pound, smooth with a trowel
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 17, 2005
4:22 PM

Post #1629802

Meagert, Do you scoop out the middle, right after you have packed it in the bowl?
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 17, 2005
11:17 PM

Post #1630522

Meganart,
Great job on those!! I too am wondering how long you wait to scoop out the excess. How in the world did you make the base and center part? I'd love to try something like this. Thanks, Suzi :)
meagert
Sanford, NC
(Zone 8a)

July 18, 2005
1:36 PM

Post #1631571

We scoop the middle out after 4-5 minutes...that gives the mix a little time to set up. Your times will vary according to how wet you make the mix. If the mix is just right,,not too wet, you can just pack against the sides of the mold (bowl) to the right thickness (our standard is about an inch and a quarter thick wall). The base was made from a square old (square mesh nursery container). Fill it up, level the top, scoop out the center, and using like a cookie cutter, cut out holes on all four sides to make the legs. Hope that helps
kerry_in_ky
Dry Ridge, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2005
10:53 AM

Post #1633639

WOW! I have just recently started hearing about his stuff but I never imagined anything this elaborate. I am definately inspired. Thank you.
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2005
11:50 PM

Post #1635093

Some of us from work are getting together on Sunday afternoon to make the rhubarb leaves stepping stones, tra la, tra la. (smile)
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 20, 2005
2:47 AM

Post #1635499

Have fun and enjoy yourselves... we want to see pics!! ~ Suzi ♥
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 21, 2005
1:10 AM

Post #1637507

I'm bringing the camera.
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 21, 2005
1:29 AM

Post #1637540

great!! we'll be waiting! ~ Suzi ♥
tucsonplumeriaz
Tucson, AZ

September 17, 2008
11:09 AM

Post #5562330

hello - i would like to make troughs that hold water. i want to make water features with aquatic plants and fish. can someone direct me to a mix that would work best for holding water in the trough? also, i heard that chemicals would have to be leached from the finished product before i could use them from plant life. any help would be greatly appreciated.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Hypertufa and Concrete Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Hypertufa Trough Mini Garden Buttoneer 16 May 22, 2007 6:02 AM
Mock Rock rootdoctor 38 Apr 16, 2013 1:45 PM
More Mock Rock rootdoctor 182 Oct 21, 2012 1:24 AM
Making rocks trois 188 Mar 26, 2013 10:44 AM
'Hypertufa' addictions running amock .................Pt.1 scooterbug 165 Mar 3, 2007 12:51 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America