"I have a small deck off of my kitchen that has been a sadly neglected gardening spot. I want to bring it to life this spring with a free-standing bed to plant herbs. These vintage washing bins are not only practical, but beautiful. And when they aren't housing herbs, I can use them to fill with ice and beer for parties." $249.95; williams-sonoma.com.—Felicia Feaster, Editor in Chief, HGTVGardens.com
Conjure up a festive mood with this outdoor fire bowl. Start with a fireproof container, such as this galvanized bowl that we primed and coated with outdoor paint in a cheery hue. Fill the bowl with recycled tempered glass chips, and tuck in a can of alcohol-free gel fuel. With a click of a lighter, the flame will dance and enchant for hours.