I usually use terra cotta pots. I like the natural color of the terra cotta...it blends with everything. I even have a couple of empty terra cotta pots mixed in, because I like their shape. I look for the old ones at yard sales. The older the better....mossy, dirty looking pots find a home with me. I used to have a lot of these old pots...living in a very old town. But now, living in a new development...I find very few. These younger people just don't have them and maybe some wouldn't appreciate a pot that wasn't shiny and new.
Some of the pots have more that one type of plant in them. The lavender has some allysum planted around it, for example. I'm thinking that when the drought comes...and it always does, I can move these pots all together and water them all at one time. The perennials don't need watering so much. It will save on water and time.
It was a good experience...growing in pots in my basement this year. It gave me something to do along the lines of gardening during the bad weather outside. It gave me hope that spring would come. It gave me joy...to watch a teeny, tiny, seed develop into something of beauty. These plants are waiting in the wings...soon they will open and put a different splash of color in our yard.
PS...Do you want to know what I'm planting next? I have cactus seeds.