i’m painting the wood structure on the gardens to dress them up. The exterior paint will also help protect the wood from all the elements. It was a real challenge maneuvering everything out on the lake. i had to put the pots on the deck and put the barrels inside while i balanced the wood frame on the rowboat. it took a few hours but i eventually got two units painted. The picture is not doing a very good job of showing what they look like but the frames are a clean white that matches the island. The picture does do a good job of showing how well everything is growing.