Well, I changed plans and saw I needed about 6" more soil. I raked the poor soil level level and used 4 wheelbarrows full from the existing garden out back. The lawn-level digging at the sunken patio edge will wait another day ( have a tiller and think that is needed for the patio drainage problem).
So I took care of the deck framed bed. This morning. After staying up all night... I'm crazy sometimes.
When I had it filled a bit more, I planted. I had a flat of impatiens and a flat of coleus (about 36 each). And a lot of the coleus were doubles. So I teased the coleus apart and planted them at one end and all the impatiens at the other. I don't expect much from them, they only have 3 months to grow. But I had them (from seed) since February, and I figured they deserved a chance to grow. Next year, the whole bed will be hostas moved from the front yard so the deer won't eat them.
So the impatiens and coleus are just for this year.
And a nice thing I thought of... Each winter, the wind blows tree leaves into the patio and I am forever shoveling them back out. Well, now all I have to do is shovel them onto the hosta beds. Decaying leaves are like fertilizer to the hostas.