If your local housewares store or hardware store sells galvanized tubs, they most likely will cost half of what a specialty shop charges. Here the small tub provides a shiny frame for spring hyacinth bulbs.
Indoor Tulips - Fill glass container about with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Set tulip bulb on top of marbles or stones; pointed end up, add more marbles or rocks; so bulb is surrounded but not covered. Pour fresh water into the container.
Jazz up the flower bed surrounding a tree w/ rustic accessories (wagon wheel, wheelbarrow, wooden chair), hanging potted plants on the trunk strategically place solar powered garden lamps on stakes along the flower bed perimeter. would-love-in-my-yard