The snow’s gone… really? :O

The snow’s gone… really? :O

I moved up to Tennessee over the summer and had to impatiently wait allllll winter for it to start warming up. Coworkers told me not to start planting outside until the second week of April so I'm taking the rest of this month to carve an area in the yard and get it ready for planting. Our soil up here is VERY nice compared to Florida's um... sand-dirt. The yard seems very fertile too, we've got a lot of wild garlic growing right now in patches, there's dandelions, clovers EVERYWHERE, and a bunch of little purple flowers. We did have a bunch of mushrooms growing in fall in the yard as well. I do have a small idea of what I want to plant. I have seeds left over from my garden in Florida for peppers and pole beans. I'm thinking of picking up seeds for some watermelon, cucumber, tomato, pumpkin, corn, sunflower, potatoes, and maybe a small patch of flowers in a spare tire we haven't gotten rid of that has a hole in it. Maybe put that off to the side to make the garden have some color. Does anybody have any other ideas of good plants to put into the garden? Hardiness zone between 6b and 7a, over in the Nashville area. Also, are there good flowers to attract birds? We have robins and chickadees that i'd like to see more of! Heck, i might just go get a bird feeder for the front yard :P
This is my room at the moment

This is my room at the moment

The bishop

The bishop

Question, Plant ID, Budding Dahlia

Question, Plant ID, Budding Dahlia

Some quick tips

Some quick tips

Flowers

Flowers

Spring!

Spring!