Sitting on our deck outside of our kitchen, drinking coffee or a beer, I'm almost surrounded by pots and troughs. The small hypertufa pot above, a throwaway that I cast to use up the leftover mix after a casting session, has turned into a beauty over the years. With its erodium blooming, it makes a great centerpiece.
I cast this smallish hypertufa bowl over a yard-sale tupperware bowl about 5 years ago. I learned the hard way that it's too small for anything but drought-indifferent plants like sedums and semps.
The fig has fruit for the first time this year. It is a cutting from a friend (who was given it by an elderly neighbor) that I've grown for three years or so. It lives in the ugly plastic pot in the middle picture. I haven't planted the fig tree in a hypertufa planter because I put it in the basement each winter.
I had assumed that it was a regular brown fig. Imagine my surprise as the first fig ripened to a lovely yellowish-green last week. Maybe it's worth lugging that plastic pot indoors each winter after all...