Photo: Theresa Lynsgo
March 8th, 2023, 7:30pm
in the Garden House at Shoup Park
in Los Altos
Making Hypertufa Troughs
With John Tsutakawa
Trough gardening has become popular in rock gardening. It’s a perfect container for growing small alpine and other plants.This talk will cover hypertufa trough making. John will explain how to use forms and molds, hypertufa recipes, using reinforcement, finishing, curing and planting.
John specializes in alpine container and rock gardening. He grows and propagates alpine plants, as well as Meconopsis (blue poppies).
He has made troughs for over twenty years, using molds and wooden frames. Recently John designed and organized the Rock Garden at the Gardens at Lake Merritt. This garden includes 12 large troughs and a center crevice garden.
Member Plant Share
You will have the opportunity to bring
actual plants or cuttings to the January meeting for sharing information about with others in attendance.
Please be ready with information about the plant’s geographical location, exposure, soil, water and other growth requirements.
If you have plants that you would like help identifying or for which you want some cultural advice, feel free to bring these also.
Plant Sale Table
The popular plant sale table is back.
Select from member propagated plants
as well as a variety of succulents for sale.
All money collected goes to support WHS programs and the scholarship fund.
A special thanks to Carol Dahout for becoming the manager of the table!!
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