Not exactly a masterpiece, but certainly fun. All of the plants seem to be faring well so far. The marigolds are tossed in, one or two in each pot, because she liked them so much and because they supposedly deter bugs. I've never found them that successful with the bug deterrence, but they do add a nice splash of color. The pine needles and other debris are courtesy of Hubs, who cleaned out the gutters in typical man fashion - tossing the stuff down on the yard in big clumps and leaving it there. I'll get my cousin to clean it up when he mows the yard before Big Girl's party.