For the first time I've planted my own containers. I had them all done by Mother's Day, just like my friend taught me. They are looking awesome and I'm feeling really good about successfully having tried something new. I have 15 containers in all, so the practical side of me also made an excel spreadsheet detailing all the plants I bought, what was planted in each container, where it was purchased, how big it was, how much it cost and sun and water needs. So next year won't be such a guessing game!!