Super Duper Hypertufa!

by admin on April 5, 2014

As a lifelong learner, by nature and through membership in OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) @ FSU, I was intrigued by the word Hypertufa. Its spelling alone was mysterious.

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Never a gardener, but newly retired, I have finally found the time to investigate new things. And as a Friend of Maclay Gardens, I was able to offer my help planning the 20th annual Tour of Gardens on May 17, 2014.

We began to plan in January and before I knew it, I was listening to a brand new language, one that included the word Hypertufa. In short, Hypertufa is a planter made from dry cement, peat moss, and water.

Traditionally, the Tour of Gardens begins at Maclay with breakfast. Plants are for sale as well as silent auction garden-related items. Because of a particularly cold Tallahassee winter 2013-2014 season, plants would not be available for the May 2014 event. So our planning committee decided to make Hypertufa and have them available May 17 as both sale and silent auction items.

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