1 Best of Show Cultivate a modern garden with Gandia Blasco’s stunning Sahara planters (from $345). The surreal shapes and high-tech properties earned a coveted Red Dot global design award. Home Resource, 741Central Ave. (941) 366-6690.
2 Water Colors Sea blue or green Vietnamese terra cotta pots (from $48) include this nearly five-foot-tall vessel ($824). Owner Eve Howes will convert yours into a circulating fountain for $200 extra. Awesome Orchids, 1501 Laurel St. (941) 365-3500
3 Moroccan Modern Stylized pink, chartreuse or aqua inverted pyramids of Moroccan pottery ($390) bring trend-right color to the garden, or use them in pairs flanking the front door. Via Mediterranee, 1564 Main St. (941) 955-8985.
4 Form and Function Beauty is more than skin deep with Lechuza planters (from $285): They come with their own irrigation system and self-water up to 12 weeks while you travel. The Sarasota Collection Home Store, 622 Central Ave. (941) 955-8313.
5 Perennial Beauty Centuries-old and still elegant, the classic lines of this graceful Italian-made pottery urn ($495) adapt to any garden or patio setting from traditional to ultra-contemporary. Via Mediterranee, 1564 Main St. (941) 955-8985.