A Handful of Hypertufa Hands
(Grand Forks, B.C.)
a handful of hypertufa hands
I had so much fun with these hypertufa hands - they're tricky to make, because they break so easily, but boy, are they effective.
If you have some surgical gloves, a bit of Portland cement powder, some peat moss and perlite, these are the craft to try - be prepared for a bit of a learning curve with them.
I started making flat 'hands' and then had the brilliant idea to put them in something to make them curve, enough to make a little container for a few sweet little Sempervivum.
When you have as many plants as I do, it's not a problem finding that perfect little group of hens and chicks that only grow to the size of a few inches.
These will eventually need to be repotted, but for now, they're quite happy in the half a cup of soil, and perfect drainage - there is no possibility that the soil will become water logged in these great planters.
Make a selection for your display, and get ready for the gasps of surprise from your visitors.
See this post for a different perspective.