We're at the pivotal growing point where lack of water can really impact the amount of produce that comes out of the garden. No rain = no blossoms = no tomatoes-no cukes - no squash - no peppers.
The Scottish heather is just about to bloom -you know we had to have lots of Scottish heather.
The basic rule to remember with a container garden is: water. In the heat we're having here in Virginia (upper 80's and lower 90's and higher) and with no rain in sight, containers will need water everyday. Ignoring them for even a day can mean the loss of a plant (particularily vegetables).
Herbs of course are exempt from this rule. Herbs, after all, are beneficial weeds, and could care less what humans do.
Next year, I may plant only herbs. It's much less nervewracking.