|Yes, the grass does look crummy in this area|
This year my only peony has flower buds! I am excited to see it. I think it is a double in bright pink, maybe Duchess d'Orleans. I'll see how good my memory is when the buds open.
The biggest news in the garden is our new fence, which gives the dogs a lot of pleasure. I will be doing some planting along the fence net year - this year I moved a little rose of sharon from behind a rhododendron into a sunny spot near the new fence, but I don't think I will have time or money enough to do much more. In another month we will be kayaking, cycling, and lounging on the beach instead or tearing it up around the yard.