I bought a few planters from Crate and Barrel that I am in love with. The hostas below are in the zinc planters that you can get in a set of 3 for a special price.
These planters are really gorgeous. Not only do they coordinate with the planters that hold the hostas, but they are the perfect base for a brightly colored flower like these petunias.
This is the walkway down to the basement. I just love that there is a hydrangea bush among other beautiful plants that have yet to bloom.
This is another planter from Crate and Barrel. It has salvia flowers and some licorice grasses. I love the contrast of the two colors.