Not just any planting will do around a mailbox. There are special factors to take into consideration when landscaping this particular part of the yard. These ideas will point you in the right direction: http://landscaping.about.com/od/readerfaqs/f/mailbox_flower_plantings.htm
Our mailbox recreated. It's no longer leaning and plain. Everything you see here can be purchased at Lowes. You can get a basic mailbox post or upgrade to the gothic style post for a $3 difference. (We chose the gothic style. What makes them different is the decorative notch between the flower pot and mailbox itself.) classic Mums for Fall.