We are no longer offering hypertufa troughs for sale. However, we hope the details of trough construction illustrated here will be helpful to those who are exploring the exciting world of alpine trough gardening.
"Original" (left), "Long Narrow" (front right) & "Extra Large Taper"
Outer forms laid out prior to pouring
Outer and inner forms with steel reenforcing hoops
Beginning to pour hypertufa mix
Pressing the upper hoop into the soft mix
Removing the forms several days later
"Big Bear" ready to be covered in plastic sheeting and cured for one month
Laying in the bottom hoop
Smoothing the edges
"Extra Large Taper" with forms removed, scrubbed and drying
Cured troughs positioned in the garden ready to be planted
Plants settling in, two years later
"Original Trough" planted wth saxifrages and other alpines
Detail of crevice planting
"Extra Large Taper"
"Little Bear" & "Big Bear" right
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