Just so you know, I am in container garden heaven! I found these gorgeous pots dirt cheap (like the pun?) at Costco. Last fall I planted this bed in pansies. It was pretty, but it was a pain to weed because the bed is so wide. This spring I'm getting smart. I weeded the bed one last time, applied some weed control, and I am bringing out the pinestraw. These are the flowers previously posted here in case you're interested.
For the most part, it's been a wonderful journey - taking an older home with loads of character and adding our own personality to the mix. It's a good feeling to be able to step back and see what we've accomplished with our own hands. But boy, my back hurts!