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Because the holidays are here, now is when people start thinking about colorful decorations.

Here's the flash though, you don't have to wait for the holidays to add interest and color!

You can do it anytime of the year quickly, inexpensively and best of all, it's interchangeable all year long.

Now don't worry, you don't have to rush out and buy a bunch of expensive pots, you can spruce up what you have with a few tricks, which we'll get into in a minute.

Less Is More

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners and gardeners make is having too many pots around their homes and garden. Their entryways are simply clogged with tons of little pots, often all the same size and color, giving a cluttered and messy appearance.

Remember, just a few pots, of different sizes and shapes, grouped strategically is all you need.

Using bold colors is a guaranteed standout, even when the pots are empty. So if you don't want to plant them, not a problem, you can always fill them with interesting dried bamboo, or curly willow twigs, or just leave them empty and enjoy the color.

That's what's great, it's totally interchangeable all the time.

Here are two examples:

Don't Buy New Pots, Spruce Up What You Have:

Lastly, if you don't want to buy any new pots, that's OK. Just use what you have.

Rust-Oleum has great new paints that cover clay and plastic pots with fun, bold colors, even metallic and textured colors.

So go to your hardware or home improvement center and take a look.

Many colors come in spray cans, so in a few minutes you can have totally different colored pots and nothing says you can't change them in a few months' time.

Use your imagination, get creative and have fun!

See you next month with another Gardening Design Idea.


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