What a great idea Save soil, save money, grow better plants. Use those cheap plastic pots (the ones the plants are potted in when you get them at the nursery/garden center) in the bottom of a large planter to provide good drainage and better airflow.
Boldly accents to a cottage landscape. Think beyond a container's initial purpose and see what it can be used for. If a water fountain no longer retains water, fill it with soil for a cascading display of succulents, sedums, and other plants.
For my little patio! Take Advantage of Texture Big, bold tropical plants create a lush feel. Their large leaves can change the scale of a small space to help it feel larger. (Plus, many tropical plants are super cool!