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Accelerating a Rust Patina
If you love every bit of the coppery bronze patina of weathered Corten steel planters, but could do without the time of nature to transform your Corten steel, you might want to give it a boost. This process delivers great results.Step 1: Gather ingredients:You will need the following to begin making the rusting concentrate: 16 oz. Hydrogen Peroxide 2 oz. White Vinegar 1/2 Tablespoon salt Sprayer (dedicated spray bottle or weed sprayer) Gloves Step 2: Making the rusting concentrate. With gloves on, mix the peroxide, vinegar and salt in a weed sprayer or larger spray bottle. Gently shake the mixture to mix. Your...
Urban Garden Daydreams
The first seedling of an idea of Planterscape was born completely out of my desire to grab hold of and unearth an intimate garden space outside my narrow street-level garden apartment on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. The space was so valuable and so neglected by, surprisingly, art gallery landlords. The orchestra of muted city sounds made this a serene space in an urban city, to which could have been so much more. The space needed variegated plantings in containers with texture, depth and scale, and a statement focal piece. The space needed to be, and deserved to be, transformed to...