A primary school class started a class project to make a planter to take home to their parents. They wanted to have a plant in it that was easy to take care of, so they decided to use cactus plants. The students were given green ware pottery planters in the shape of a clown, which they painted with glaze. It was great fun. The students planted cactus seeds in the finished planters and they grew nicely, but unfortunately, the children were not allowed to take them home... the cactus plants were removed and replaced with small ivy, and the children took them home instead. The teacher said,' Cactus seemed like good idea at the time!!"