I finally got the first of my rain barrels installed this evening (in the rain). Let's hope it's worth it.
This is the time of year for discounted plants. Skillin's is having a great sale, and I just picked up some clearance plants from Lowe's (where I usually don't buy my plants, but I had to pick up some gutter hardware): some nikko blue hydrangeas (with lots of fungus and a few flower buds), and three huge bee balms, for $3.99 each. I'll plant them in the near future.