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Hypertufa and succulents!

Donna Mae Popma has a beautiful collection of hyperfuta containers and succulents!

"I'd like to share my hypertufa container gardening. I live in Grand Rapids, MI. I just love all the variety of succulents available. Unfortunately I can't stand to let them die; so I have to dig them up & transfer them to containers to bring in the house for the winter & I keep buying MORE!!  Hen & chicks & stonecrop are about it for surviving the winter in Michigan. My husband helped me make the coffee table by making a mold for me & cutting the cedar pieces for the base."

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  1. EnglishCottageGarden 07/27/2015

    Amazing arrangements of succulents! And I love the hypertufa coffee table -- I must, must have one.

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    meander_michaele 07/27/2015

    Great job on the hypertufa table, Donna,, that's the first time I have seen such a delightful idea. What could be better...morning coffee with beloved succulents?! I suspect that was a heavy sucker to lift into place. I love how bold the infusion of the red coloration is on your paddle's quite an eye-catcher.

  3. buckgardeners 07/27/2015

    Love those tufas and succulents. Great combos. And you got very good photographs. We have a lot of hypertufa containers, but the photos never do them justice.

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    meander_michaele 07/27/2015

    As a PS for hypertufa's a fun blog written by a lady who specializes in them...

    1. buckgardeners 08/03/2015

      Thanks! Fun link.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/27/2015

    Thanks for continuing the succulent theme, Donna Mae! You have a great collection in some great containers. I think that table is going to be a hit and be copied far and wide. Love the red-blooming Crassula falcata in the third photo. It's new to me this year and mine has a nice broccoli-like bud. It looks stellar in your container, towering over it's companions.

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    HelloFromMD 07/27/2015

    Tim is so right. Terrific idea. Love the pops of orange.

  7. eddireid 07/27/2015

    Donna Mae, I love your hypertufa coffee table - what a great way to combine your love of crafts and succulents! Very intriguing and I very much fear that a home project is germinating in my busy brain right now.

  8. Cenepk10 07/27/2015

    Nice !!!!

  9. GrannyMay 07/27/2015

    Gorgeous succulents containers, Donna Mae! Love your hypertufa. That table will be copied by many, I'm sure!.

  10. foxglove12 07/27/2015

    Love all your containers.

  11. Nurserynotnordstroms 07/28/2015

    Donna ,your hypertufa are so lovely and the coffee table is beautiful..what a great idea and so useful. Love your plants you used in your hypertufa too. You are one creative gardener!!!!!

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