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Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Striking planters add living art to the front patio…

Planter funDuring recent heavy rains here in San Antonio I was itching to plant and get dirty but it was too wet out there.  So I decided to focus on containers to fill the need."Rita" mingles well with purple heart“Rita”, my Opuntia Santa-Rita ‘Tubac’, looks like a purple goddess when paired with purple heart (Tradescantia pallida) – I can hardly wait for it to trail over the pot!Golden Barrel CactusI am ecstatic to finally have a Golden Barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) on my plant list – I can’t stop admiring its dangerous beauty.Oh yeah - love the length now in my circle potI re-potted my bright orange circle pot with a trailing succulent that was dragging on the ground in another planter I had.  This looks much better than what was previously in there.  I like how the lighter green really jumps off the dark marshy green backdrop.re-purposed candle holder working out well with 'angelina' sedumMy re-purposed tea light holder has held up well with the ‘angelina’ sedum I planted in it last spring.  It sailed through the summer and so far so good this winter as well.  ‘Angelina’ sedum is an absolute favorite of mine.  So adaptable!

To feast on more yummy foliage, head over and see Pam at digging.  Her yuccas are to die for!

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12 Comments

  1. Your circle pot is so cool! The trailing succulent looks perfect in it. Your Rita cactus is beautiful. Such a striking plant.

    • Thanks Steph! It is not hard to showcase beautiful plants, eh?! :) -xericstyle

  2. Very pretty, you are getting a great collection of cacti and containers. The trailing succulent looks perfect in that great circle planter.

    • Thanks so much Shirley :) – I kind of got bitten or something…I seem to be getting in deep with containers. I never understood their importance and function before. They add so much. I enjoyed the picture of your vintage one you posted today. I have never seen one of those…very unique! – xericstyle

  3. Oh my goodness! I LOVE them! In fact I am feeling envy over your gorgeous circle pot. And of course I love the opuntia santa rita! It makes me happy deep down inside my heart.

    • Me too Louis – me too. :) My sweet hubby got me my circle pot for my birthday last year – makes it extra special to me. – xericstyle

  4. Your circle pot is looking better than ever, and I love the purple ‘Rita’ cactus too. Nice combos!

  5. Thank you kindly, Pam! :) Have a great weekend :) – xericstyle

  6. Love that trailing succulent! And I love how you have used it – so artistic! I’m happy to have found another Texas blogger!

    • Thanks so much Holley – I look forward to surfing around your site too! yay! – xericstyle

  7. Nice pots – esp the square one! You get more done in a short time than I do in months…living vicariously through X-style again.

    • Oh sure! Somehow I don’t believe that. ;) Well you are making a living at it …that is my dream/goal!!! :) -xericstyle

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