I asked my neighbor Ray last spring how I could pay him for all of the wonderful alpines from Oliver's that find their way into my troughs each year. I offered to let him have any of the new, empty troughs for sale in my driveway.
He had something grander in mind, and told me which planters he REALLY wanted. We busted a couple of my older molds out of storage, and in July made the planters pictured above and below. He paid for the materials, and we spent a humid Saturday afternoon casting them together.
I'll post more photos (I hope) once he plants them.