This time it is not of my doing. Oh! But I do wonder if I could.
I had been reading in one of my gardening books about the Victorian craze with faux bois. And, I remember my grandparents had several faux bois things in their garden. This summer I saw a number of such things outside a home shop in Ketchum and among them was this small oblong stone planter. The price on the bottom said $21. The holes were full of leaves and the planter itself dirty from sitting on the soil, but no matter. Perfect planter and perfect price. I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else. It weighs a ton so it was a good job we had our own transportation.
Look how perfectly replicated is the once old chunk of wood. There are 4 holes for plants and I knew small succulents or cactus would be perfect. I planted with two haworthias; Haworthia fasciata, commonly known as zebra plant, and one unknown, Aloe 'blizzard', and Baby toes, Fenestraria aurantiaca. Baby toes has decided it likes its new home and promptly started to shoot out a flower.