Place plastic pots directly into landscaping beds. Then, drop seasonal plants—pot and all—right into the hole. When the blooms fade or the season changes, remove the old pot and switch in a new plant. Be sure to choose pots with adequate drainage holes.
Weathering Plastic Pots: A simulated patina helps faux-clay plastic pots blend in with those made from real terra-cotta. The best candidates for artificial weathering are those with many nooks and crannies, such as this basket-weave planter. You will need acrylic paint in white, lime green, and moss green. - Martha Stewart Crafting