Today's photo is from Michael Larkin in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He says, "This container was handmade using hypertufa. I have made lots of hypertufa containers, but this is by far one of the nicest, and the best part is that its final shape resulted because of an “oops.” During the unmolding, while the tufa was still a little fragile, part of the side wall broke. Disappointed at first, I took out my trowel and started to carve up the remaining tufa to the shape it is in now. I remind myself each time I look at this container that gardening is not always perfect, that we need to work with what have, and who knows--it may just turn out to be really great." Thanks, Michael, for sharing this with us!

The plants in this container include:
'Elfin' thyme (Thymus serphyllum 'Elfin', USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9)
Sedum (Sedum dasyphyllum, Zones 3-7)
Hens and chicks (Sempervivum spp. and cvs., Zones 4-11)
Dwarf hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana', Zones 4-8)

For an article on how to make your own simple hypertufa container, click here!
For instructions on how to make a larger hypertufa trough,
click here!

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