I find it so interesting that the bees love the alliums and chives. They (plants) are definitely keeping harmful bugs away from the plants around them. I can see a huge difference between my chive-surrounded lilac and the lilac by itself.
And here we are, the garden Day 1. Everything's planted although we still need a gate! Next year, raised beds. I am very grateful to have a compost pile again (surrounded by rocks in the back.) It is nice to know we are giving a little bit back to the soil instead of putting it all in land fills. Despite the sad grass in front of our garden area, most of our yard looks very nice!