Not only did the windowboxes get filled, the front planters got planted:
Want to know my secret for getting beautiful full planters like that? Buy a pre-made hanging basket. Pop it out of the plastic container and into your planter, fill in around the edges with potting soil and you're all done! Super quick and you end up paying about the same once you add up everything you would have bought individually.
I'm trying something new this year too. A vegetable garden! In a size that won't freak me out:
We bought two big pots and I planted two tomato plants and two basil plants in each. I am trying two different locations to see which does better. We have lots of trees, which means lots of shade, so I'm not sure how this will go, but I thought it would be fun to try.
Now I'm all worn out! Time to go lie around on the couch and eat some of that homemade peanut butter ice cream I made last night! Yummy! (I used the recipe from Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book and it was a winner! I bought a copy of this in a used bookstore ages ago and use it every summer -- one of the most used cookbooks I own.)