View of the backyard from the house in April 2016. Beverly Sills Irises are in bloom. Garlic chives are also blooming. They were too pretty to snip at that point. What are the mid-height plants in the herb bed? Chervil. I used them like a winter cover crop last year. I left a few of the larger ones in place to have some green in the bed early. Good energy is naturally imbued in the herb bed. I requested a half moon design, my husband Ian built it and Merrill Davis of Stone Bros. and Byrd delivered and even helped load mushroom compost. We still miss Merrill's dry wit. His memory lives on.