So as time's gone on, I've got to buy all these FUN NEW THINGS. I've planted a million plants, I've ripped up hundreds of others, and I've found all SORTS of fun girl-sized shovels and rakes, but the one thing I haven't found yet is lighting.
You see, I purchased six of these Hampton Bay Solar Lights, and unfortunately, they don't work worth a damn. I know solar lights are EXTREMELY fussy about the amount of light they get in order for them to be able to GIVE any back, but seriously, DUDES, these things don't even give ANY light, ever!
So for three long summers and two long years, I've had these things planted all OVER my outdoor space. I've even gone so far as to watch the sunlight during the day to see EXACTLY where the perfect location would be for these suckers, and yet even when they're planted there, NOTHING, NODDA, ZIP, ZILCH.
On the bright side (no pun intended), they were easy to plant, and I do mean PLANT, cuz you just dig a spot and plunk 'em in, and they were really cheap to buy. But next time, I'd definitely do more research and just spend whatever was needed to make sure I got something that actually LIT UP my outdoors.