I just bought step daughter the most gorgeous porcelain yellow and white stand with a companion bowl atop. The stand alone is birdbath height. Her grey, tri-level house is situated in a forested area and she has given up on flowers. She's not a fussy gardener though she longs for something to perk up the front of her house. She has a nice size stoop tucked in a corner where the front door is. That's where I envision this stand and bowl. Aside from ferns what could be planted in that bowl to bring some life to that area? My first thought is to buy a potted fern and enjoy it for spring, summer and much of fall then toss it. I have bought her some pretty expensive ferns in the past and I think slugs must kill them when planted in the ground. And she has an ideal place for them tucked at the base of trees but , oh well. We live in zone 7. Aside from the fern any more ideas? My thought is seasonal statuary or weather proof blings maybe a faux 18" Christmas tree? from Thanksgiving til Christmas? Any more thoughts for real stuff? She works a lot and doesn't have that much company. It's just that I want her to have something happy to greet her when she comes home.