Wow!! I did it!! We filled the veggie garden with soil and planted our 2 tomato plants, 1 hot pepper plant and 1 basil plant. I planted some carrot, green beans, squash and some herbs. It may be too late for some of them but it's worth a shot. I covered it all with a bird netting. I forgot to put it back last night and my 2 blueberries are gone..snif snif. I think the bush will produce more next year.
So I bought way too much soil apparently so we're putting it in the front yard. I want to do it before it rains in the next few days. Right now I have no border at all there but what can I do? We're almost done moving it for the bed out front. I'm not sure anything will get planted in there this year but it will be ready for next year.
I also did that red, white and blue thing we had talked about in the forum. I had too many of them, so I planted some in pots. I've had them for about a week and they are doing great with daily watering. (i put some in the top pot though)
I also did break down and bought the weeping pussy willow tree. It's in a pot and will remain in a pot until I decide if I want to plant it..and where.
Last but not least, here is the rain chain I got. It's definately not copper but i think it looks ok. I just need to find a way to anchor it now.