We’re big fans of Day’s planter-turned-cooler idea for summer entertaining, especially for large get-togethers.

Weigelas. Arching stems covered in bell-shape flowers in late spring to early summer make weigela a traditional favorite for mixed shrub borders and backgrounds. But there’s new varieties that also flaunt flashy foliage in shades of gold, green, white, and rose for a long season spectacle.