I like to repurpose things. I never had good strawberries in this good quality heavy terracota pot.
The strawberry plants needed to be watered daily, were drying fast and didn't give us big berries.
This year, I decided to choose new residents for the pot. They got excited and jumped right in:
This is the very beginning:
Senecio mandraliscae Blue Fingers is the main plant here.
I love its silvery-blue color! Blue fingers grow vertically.
This is the latest picture. All plants got considerably bigger:
Blue lobelia gets along with drought tolerant neighbors. Being drought tolerant doesn't mean they do not love water. Succulents do love water! I bought lobelia for other containers in my garden and had several tiny plants left. When several 'windows' in the strawberry pot became unoccupied, I went around the garden looking for candidates. Lobelias were asking for a home, and I decided to try. The experiment gave good results - plants with different watering needs coexist peacefully.
Do you like it?
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