This year there is no attempt at a garden. We’re giving up and not wasting our time since we’re hoping to reconfigure that area with some stairs into the backyard. We do have some herbs kicking around in container pots on the deck. It’s amazing even with sheer neglect, the chives are blooming. I couldn’t bear to snip them off for cooking, I’ve been waiting for the delicate purple flowers. Later this week when the rain stops, the peonies should be in their full glory.