I found these lovely pots that are some type of fiberglass or plastic for the front door. I planted them with wine and white pansies and candytuft. The plant in the foreground is a mountain laurel which will be planted at the edge of the woods in the back yard--hopefully the deer will not find it tasty!
Below is the front bed with lime green hosta, nandina (forgotten the names) that has a wonderful red that matches the shutters, and barberry that is also wine in color. More white flowers and more lime green and dark green to be planted later.
Below is what you do after a long day of rototilling and playing in the dirt. He has his garden mounding done. About a dozen blueberries are in a soldierly line and he has his snowpeas in the ground as well. More to come next weekend.