Not everything I grow in hypertufa is a precious miniature. Above is an electric purple aster from Home Depot, stuck in a quatrefoil trough that's looking for a home. I'm a sucker for purples in the fall.
I found a katsura sapling at a plant sale this spring and couldn't resist bringing it home, even though I have no room for it in the yard. I'll grow it for a couple years in the planter and then find a home for it. The fall color is charitably called 'apricot', but I like it.
These sarracenias were still babies last year but have steadily bulked up this year. I have high hopes for them next year. The hypertufa bowl is formed around a plastic liner in order to have a barrier between the alkaline planter and the acidic planting medium these guys need.
Back to alpine programming next week.