If my opinion counts...
Don't spray paint. It won't seal up the wood, it's expensive, and messy. Get a gallon of some cheap oil based paint (good color, like white- classic for deck furniture!) and a cheap throw away brush so you don't have to buy thinner to clean it. Then paint. Seal up the wood, make it look good. Spray paint sucks, and it's uneconomical in the end.
Hey, bro, did you miss the part about them being wicker?
I don't know if I wanna paint that with a brush... All those teeny spaces in the weave to catch globs of paint... That's okay, I don't really wanna spray it either. Maybe I'll just leave it until it disintegrates like the previous set.
And we ("we" being relative, of course. 'Cause as you can see, I did most of the work... Okay... look, my husband's a really sweet guy and he did the actual digging. And planting. Anway.) planted our cherry tree today.
It's our first fruit tree! (Not counting the three overgrown apples that were here before us.) I'm hoping to plant lots more, but fruit trees are a little spendy...
Yeah, it's small. So maybe I'll get to make a cherry pie billy boy billy boy in oh, ten years.
P.S. I know (and find it hard to believe) that it's the first of June. New masthead forthcoming.