Hypertufa Trough Class with Janice Casper
Trough gardens are ideal places to display tiny horticultural treasures: dwarf conifer, alpines, miniature succulents, and even a small fairy garden. Antique stone troughs from Britain are prohibitively expensive, but it is easy to make a convincing substitute using a mixture of portland cement, perlite and peat moss. Hypertufa troughs can be left outside in the winter and are light weight once they are dry.
Janice Casper owner of North Range Garden Design will conduct a class on making a trough at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City on Saturday, April 29 from 10am-Noon. Cost is $40 which covers the cost of the materials to make the troughs.
Please bring rubber gloves and two forms/molds that you would like to make your troughs in. One trough should be 2 inches smaller than the larger one. A good starting box is a shoe box or plastic container such as a small dish pan. Not too big to carry safely. For questions about materials, please contact Janice Casper at 219.204.0494.
Registration Info: Call 219.8789.885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please provide your name and address and phone number in the email or voicemail. Payment can be made on our website or you may mail a check made payable to Friendship Botanic Gardens and mailed to PO Box 8834, Michigan City IN 46361.