....i did go back out and pull the weeds. MOST of the things I planted last summer are doing well - except for what i planted on one side of the house. beth told me last weekend that the hydrangeas (which i thought were totally dead) looked to be coming back, so we'll see. there are two green holly bushes that are total sticks, so those will be journeying back to lowe's to be replaced with something. i WISH i was a gardener - i do admire other people's yards. just not me. would much rather stick to cooking!