Hypertufa Basics

Springfield, OH(Zone 5b)

Welcome to Hypertufa. In this thread you will find basic recipes and techniques for hypertufa.

Do not post anything other than a hypertufa technique or information. If you have a question, Please start a new thread.

If someone has Terms or information to add to what I have placed in this post please feel free to Dmail me and I will edit it in :)

If you have info or helpful hints that aren't covered here please feel free to add a post :)

Thank you and Happy Tufa-ing

Terms:

PC = Portland Cement

Releases for Molds:
wd40 - posted by hostajim1

Additives:
Perlite, Peat (the dark stuff that is used for soil amendment), Vermiculite
To make additives finer :
Put perlite into a plastic bag and roll with rolling pin until at desired consistency
Push peat through a screen to seperate and make finer

LINKS

Making Leaves:

http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/extras/53birdbath1.php

Guide To Colorants:

http://www.the-artistic-garden.com/support-files/colorant-guides.pdf

Concerns about Asbestos in Vermiculite:

http://www.schundler.com/verm-asb.htm
http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/verm.html
http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/

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