The fawn figurine is from Toys R Us (Schleich), and it was probably about $4. I had actually bought it a long time ago for the bonsai tree, so I kept it with the planter (though I did think about switching it out for the Condor figurine that Schleich makes). I'm not exactly sure which cacti and succulents are in this planter - except for the ghost plant which is in front of the deer, maybe the one behind it is some type of haworthia...but I don't know what type of cactus that is. It's actually because of this fawn figurine (along with a baby hippo one I bought for a different coworker's succulent planter he made) that I've decided I should add some little extras to some of my planters. I've already started with a little garden gnome, a swan, and a turtle I bought at the Zilker Botanical Gardens when I was there for Monarch Appreciation Day.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
One of my coworkers had a bonsai tree for a few years. He dutifully watered it once a week and gave it monthly fertilizer, but he also kept it on the windowsill at work. The windowsill is a perfectly fine place during the winter, but during the summer it is brutal. Really, the only plants that should be on the windowsill are those of the cacti - succulent variety. So it shouldn't be any surprise that the tree finally got too hot and died. I took the planter home and promised to plant it with plants that would be able to handle the windowsill. This is what I came up with: