The hottest container - the urn - is truly a classic. Urns come to us from ancient Greece and Rome, where container gardening is said to have originated.
Urns harmonize easily with plants, and weather well. They look simply elegant when empty, and only improve with age.
Fill it with a lightweight potting mix. Then, plant a variety of specimens, including a vertical grower such as an ornamental grass, surrounded by trailers.
Most people like to use a set, to frame the entrance of their home, or office.