While walking around the Casa (shown in my last post) a few days ago, one of the many gorgeous things I saw was this terracotta pot filled with cacti. I thought it was so pretty and~since I am always looking for plants that can survive the brutal Arizona summers~I thought this would be the perfect solution for our front porch when almost everything else is withering.
I went home and googled pots until I found one like this and learned it’s a strawberry jar. Since I had to have one I looked online and ordered a smaller version, one with only 4 “pockets.” It was delivered to my house Friday while I was at work so, on the way home, I stopped at my favorite nursery and stocked up on some cacti for my own strawberry jar:
Enough for every pocket and the top opening. So I took my little cacti home and opened my strawberry jar. Oh-oh.
Mine has teeny-tiny pocket openings, not wide ones like the one at the Casa. They’re too narrow for the already small cacti I bought. So now I have 4 cacti, one succulent, and a strawberry jar. I need another container to make a cactus garden and I need something to put in my strawberry jar. Strawberries? Ivy and coleus? Herbs? I looked online and saw photos of all those different plants in strawberry jars but I’m not sure how well they would fare in the stifling Phoenix summer. Any ideas?
*The funny white cactus sticking out of the strawberry jar is called a Peruvian Old Man (espostoa lanata). I looked that up when I got home, too.