In the 1800s, alpine planters (or troughs) were crafted from limestone. Today, we call this organic, alpine planter look hypertufa – "hyper" meaning “manmade” and "tufa" meaning "naturally occurring." During this two-part class held at Creative Gardens, create your own unique hypertufa planter using a towel and cement mixture. It will be strong enough to last all year long – empty your holiday greens out at the end of the season so you can reuse it with spring flowers! This will be a conversation piece in your home or garden.
Part one (November 12th): Make a rock-like hypertufa planter and leave your creation at the greenhouse to cure for part two.
Part two (December 3rd): Fill your planter with traditional holiday greenery and color to take home for your outdoor enjoyment! Greenery will consist of an assortment of spruce, pine, and fir adorned with twigs and berries.
Please note: This is a two-part class held on different dates, and students must be available for both sessions on November 12th and December 3rd. This project will dry at a lighter weight than when it is worked with wet. Plant types available for class will vary.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
This class will take place indoors at Creative Gardens, located at 1965 Watson Hulburt Rd. Macedon, NY. The greenhouse is on the Macedon-Fairport border and may show up as Fairport on a GPS.
If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Jamie Snyder grew up on a farm that raised livestock, fruit, vegetables, and grain. Her love of plants and the outdoors helped her decide to enroll in college in horticulture and complete a degree in landscape design from SUNY Morrisville. She worked in the garden center industry for 18 years where she had her hands in everything, but got to be creative designing containers for clients for every season. Jamie's business, Creative Gardens, reflects her passion for plants, flowers, and color!
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