I really did have a mission. Another claret cup cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus, to go with the one I bought last year, and which has so delighted us with its gorgeous red, long lasting flowers, this spring. I was lucky. I spotted one with two in the pot. That will make a perfect group when added to the one I already have.
My other mission was to find a few succulents to add to the ones I already had. They were to go in this planter. Several years ago, when my son moved into his house and was cleaning out a shed I spied this wooden 'something'. It might have been a tool box made in a school woodworking class. I definitely had a mind to repurpose it. It has kicked around for 4 years, first in the potting shed, then in the greenhouse. A few weeks ago David drilled a few holes in the bottom and painted it with some left over stain. Today I planted it up with the three plants I bought on Saturday.
Along with them are passalongs from garden friends, and all that remain of my graptopetalum which suffered heavy losses this winter.