While I love terra cotta pots, a cool unusual ‘pot’ to plant things in can mix things up a bit. Always fun to mix things up a bit! Here, we found vintage buckets at Brimfield that worked great with the geraniums keeping the long picnic table well stocked with leafy blooms. Out on the island, all of our herbs are in old handled zinc containers. Truly any type of vessel will do, new or old, you just have to make sure water can drain from them. Either drill holes in the bottom or take a screwdriver and hammer until it punctures the bottom so water can flow freely out and does not collect at the bottom. Then you are all set with an unusual container to fill with what makes you most happy.