I briefly considered painting all of my unsightly faded pots, but in the end I just bought new ones. I can use the others scattered amongst the gardens with their ugliness disguised by all of the greenery around them.
I like to have a close up shot of each pot at planting time to compare as it fills out over the summer. This way I can decide which plants I want to repeat in future years.
Oops! I cut off the top of the geranium in the photo! I decided the little pot just needed one plant of the mini-bells. The limey colored vine is something new to me.
The weigela bushes are in bloom but they are a much more subdued color this year. The pale pink bush is in the background. The red ones haven't bloomed yet. There is a volunteer columbine in this bed now too. (and a couple volunteer trees).