Got my hands dirty this evening (until the solar lights came on - it was waaay too cold to be out gardening this morning and afternoon! ;-) when I plopped 10 bags of soil on the planned shade garden. I have 10 more bags for the planned sunny garden (for veggies and flowers), plus the half-whiskey barrel and an old tomato pot (both for herbs) - I need more!!!
I'm waiting until Wednesday or Thursday to do any actual planting though - when the new moon comes. My black thumb needs all the help it can get... ;-)
I've been re-reading Ellen Dugan's Garden witchery while I wait, as well as any and all gardening books I can get my hands on!