Favorite things of mine that are even better together - gardening and antiques. I especially love container-gardening, so whenever I find a great antique vessel, it's always considered a potential planter.
I have a soft spot for succulents, whether it's a Sedum, Sempervivum, or the plethora of other choices out there.
They are totally low-maintenance, with an undemanding root system, so will grow almost anywhere, in the poorest, sandiest, or shallowest of soils.
So gather up your favorite vintage vessels, add some pebbles or moss, and create a stylish tableau for your summer soiree.