*Colored ice balls* Fill balloons with water and add food coloring- red and green would be great around christmas! (be careful not to let the food coloring escape!), once frozen cut the balloons off and voila! Look like giant marbles :)
Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential. Crush up to powder about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.
Between the hosts along the entry walkway? Purple Flowering Groundcover -Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade