HYPERTUFA POT WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 26 2017
10am – 12noon / Ayres Hall Patio
$30 Arboretum members / $40 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
Steve Gerischer, instructor
Pre-registration required; please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623
Old stone sinks and animal troughs have been used to grow plants for many years. Today, they are scarce and very expensive. But now, we can make them from hypertufa, an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa rock. It is lighter than regular concrete, and will not be damaged by freezing after it is completely cured.
You will be making a hypertufa planting pot! Hypertufa, a mixture of cement, peat moss and pearlite molded to resemble tufa or crumbling granite, is a fun process for creating “instant antiquities” for the garden. Beginning with a small bowl or trough, the techniques will be illustrated so you can make larger pieces at home with confidence.
All materials are provided, but wear comfortable clothes, a hat and bring water.
Steve Gerischer, an award winning landscape designer, teacher, current president of the Southern California Horticulture Society and board member of Pacific Horticulture Society, has been gardening locally in the Los Angeles area since childhood. He now divides his time between creating landscapes with his company, Larkspur Garden Design, and lecturing on a wide range of topics relating to gardening in Southern California.