FedEx delivered three sizeable boxes of plants, including Lace Aloe, Variegated Baby Jade, Flapjacks, Echeveria, African Milk Tree, Fairy Castle Cactus and more. After the girls and I got everything unboxed and sorted out,
After a trip to Walmart and Home Depot, I ended up snagging four tall planters ($12.97 each), a half-mini whisky barrel ($9.99), four bags of Miracle-Gro Cactus & Succulent Soil ($4.88 each), a big bag of Miracle-Gro Potting Mix ($12.99), a small pump bottle of Miracle-Gro Cactus & Succulent food ($3.99), one bag of pebbles ($3), two bags of assorted moss ($3 each) and a bag of play sand ($2). With right around $100 of investment, we decided that these would make for some really cool surprise gifts for some friends and family, as there was no way we'd have enough space to keep them all when the cold seasons come back around (it's actually still too cold right now).
I drilled holes in each of our new planters, and added about an inch or so of pebbles at the bottom, followed by potting mix, then cactus/succulent mix, and the plants. The sand would be used as top dressing for one of our creations. On their own, the five containers were looking pretty good...
But we weren't done yet.
As many of you know, we're pretty into STAR WARS and Toyography here at Rock Father HQ, and sometimes that makes its way into our Gardening adventures... like the Jawa that has been watching over things for the past several years. So what if one if our containers were to become a Tatooine Garden, and another an Endor Garden?
Tatooine - STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE
Endor - STAR WARS: EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI
Thanks to Costa Farms for sending us these plants for this Garden adventure! We ended up keeping two of our containers, while the Tatooine one (minus the figures) ended up at Grandma's house, and two of the other tall ones now have homes with a couple of our neighbors.