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"). Because of the materials used, your hypertufa planter will be lightweight even though it may look rock-like. Join us in the greenhouse, and we'll make a mess creating three planters for a matching display in your home, or one to keep and two to give away! The planters will range from 4”-6”, and can go outside during the temperate weather above 50 degrees.
On March 5 (part one), you will create the rock-like hypertufa planter and leave it at the greenhouse to cure for part two. The instructor will unmold them and finish the curing process so they are ready when you return for part two.
On March 19 (part two), fill your planters with succulents and bring them home for indoor or outdoor enjoyment!
Please note: We will provide rubber gloves for this project.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
This class will take place indoors at Jamie's Greenhouse, 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, 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 completed 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 also 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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