Free Credit Card Knife… anyone? (non-hypertufa post)

Okay. Already. Guilty as charged, even before you accuse me. 🙂

Despite my commitment to post only DIY hypertufa and garden art related information here, I’ve just found this free offer that is so good that I just can’t resist sharing it with you all.

Joe Marshall and the other good folks over at Survival Life are giving away credit card knives (a $15 value) for free. If you wish to grab yours, just click the following link :



Celebrating 25 Followers!!! :-)

While working on a new (non-hypertufa) post, I accidentally hit the Stats link (that I don’t normally check much) and I found a few (pleasant) surprises there, that I’d like to share with you:

As I type this, my little DIY Hypertufa blog, that I started less than a month ago, has acquired 27 followers!!! I don’t know about you but for me, that is definitely a cause for celebration!

As I mentioned in my introductory post (here), I created this blog as a labor of my love for garden art in general and hypertufa in particular and never expected that people would actually find it useful enough to follow it and post comments etc. Another piece of statistical information that I still find hard to believe is that my blog has received 644 page views so far!!! Amazing.

It’d be an understatement to say that I’m greatly encouraged by all this – and thank you, you and you… those who are visiting, following, sharing and posting comments. I’ll keep posting more and more DIY hypertufa and general garden art related links here as long as you all keep finding it useful; that’s my promise.

That’s all from me on this post… over to you now. Please share your views by commenting below, if you have a minute to spare. Thanks.

About my DIY Hypertufa blog

If you do not know what is hypertufa (an amazing art of creating beautiful garden objects and ornaments like pots, planters, rocks, spheres etc. using portland cement, peat moss, perlite or vermiculite and some other materials), I’m afraid my blog is not for you. (You can google ‘what is hypertufa’ to quickly and easily find this out.)

The main reason I’ve created this DIY hypetufa blog is to share useful links where hypertufa enthusiasts (like me) can find (mostly) free information on how to make various hypertufa objects on their own – the DIY way.

Obviously, one can google ‘diy hypertufa’ to find many such resources directly as well. As a diy gardening and ‘tufa enthusiast, I’ve been doing this myself, for quite some time now (and like I said, so can you). The reason why I thought of creating this blog is two-fold:

1. Many of the results shown by google (and other search engines like yahoo, bing etc.) do not provide diy hypertufa information that is actually useful for practical purposes and (almost conversely)

2. Many websites/pages providing useful and practical information are not shown in the search results (not in the top 2 or 3 pages at least).

Over a period of time, I’ve dug out, vetted and collected a number of such useful and practical (but not easy to find) how-to and DIY hypertufa links which I intend to share via this blog. Most of the links I share will have either textual/pictorial or video information using which you can actually make some hypertufa object or the other.

I hope what I share here will be of use to other budding (as well as seasoned) hypertufa and garden art enthusiasts.