Best of Sacramento Connect Home & Garden blogs

Published: Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings:

•  Davis gardener and succulents expert Gerhard Bock, author of “Succulents and More,” creates his own hypertufa pots for growing more succulents:

“I’ve been wanting to making hypertufa pots for years. As is the case with so many things, however, I never got around to it. Until today. I finally had everything I needed – including spare time – so there was no more excuse.

“There are many different recipes for hypertufa but typically it is made of Portland cement, perlite and peat moss. I used two gallons of Portland cement, two gallons of perlite and four gallons of peat moss. To make my pots extra strong, I added 1/2 cup of nylon fibers. I ordered them from Amazon, and I have a feeling the one pound bag will last me a lifetime.”

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