Recently I did a posting about classic urns and I can't get past it. Every year I haul home more outdoor pots, spend a small fortune on plants and then don't properly provide them with enough water. So, by the time the July heat wave hits the plants are dead - probably because I lose interest due to the fact that the end result never comes out as I intended. It seems I'm not able to get the planters and urns I want because - as a smart person pointed out to me - they're too damn expensive. But, maybe this year I'll have better luck. I still want to add some over sized 'vessels' around the pool this spring - if it ever gets finished! I also like the idea of planters clustered around doors and entrances or randomly placed along paths and walkways - which I would just scatter around the pool courtyard. These pics are choice options but, I'm now on the search for more 'valued cost creative solutions' for large things to plant big stuff in. Any ideas? And don't suggest a stack of old tires...I realize I live near the Alabama border, but I do have my limits!