A garden full of plants is gorgeous, but extra elements such as urns and sculpture can give focus and direction to a garden. I have these urns by my front door at home, flanking the steps. I have just replanted them, this time with succulents, so I won't have to water them over summer.
Trying to link the colours from the garden behind into the pots. I do use the dark reddy purple foliage a lot, (Flaxes, Heuchera, Euphorbia etc) but I love it, so why not??? It looks particularly good with lime green foliage, and red flowers (Daylily seen here). Love it!!