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Learn about flower judging and how to make a hypertufa garden, patio planters June 20

GRAVENHURST — Learn how flowers are judged for competitions; and how to make a hypertufa garden and patio planters Tuesday June 20 at the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society’s June meeting.

The workshop and demonstration on making a hypertufa garden and patio planters, with Dan Edwards, is first; followed by the flower show entry judging demonstration.

This is going to be a very interesting event with much to be learned.

Hypertufa is popular for making garden ornaments, pots and land forms. Hypertufa is relatively light compared with terracotta or traditional concrete pots and can withstand harsh winters, at least down to −30 °C (−22 °F).

Hypertufa has a composition of 3 parts cement to 9 parts aggregate (“parts” is by volume, not by weight, and is only a very rough measure).

To increase structural strength and longevity, polymer fibres, liquid acrylic, and fiberglass may be incorporated into the mixture, along with various grades of sand, pebbles, and crushed rock, which add to the final object’s overall strength and stone-like appearance, though they also increase its weight.

Powdered concrete dyes (in small amounts) also tint the hypertufa to resemble natural rock.

The workshop will be hands-on for a limited number of participants.

No limit to the number of viewers.

To sign up for hands-on call Gilberte Lambert 705-687-5415.

The hypertufta demonstration starts at 6:30 p.m.

Flower judging starts 7:30 p.m. at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre, 480 First St. N. Refreshments.

Members $2; Guests $5

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