Hypertufa Pinch Pots succulent containers
(Grand Forks, B.C. Canada)
jewel like display of tiny Sedum and Jovibarba
I've been lucky to find other like minded gardeners to show me how to make some really creative and rustic planters for my hardy succulents. Hypertufa is a fascinating material, and pots and troughs made out of this are rustic, rough and textural.
These little pinch pots take a baseball sized chunk of hypertufa mix, and turn it into a fabulous little pot, just right for planting with Jovibarba species, some of the tiniest of Sedum and maybe a couple of Sempervivum arachnoideum rosettes.
Mulched with a bit of gravel or screened lava rock, the diminutive planters look great grouped together in a cluster, or displayed on a shelf. Watch that they don't become too dried out as even these tough little 'cookies' won't survive being baked in an oven.