We planted the herbs last night and gave everything a good water. There's not been rain here in a while, after all. This morning, the herbs were fine, but the chrysanthemums I planted last week had been badly trampled. I wonder if the racoons climb over them en route to the rest of the deck. Poor things. At least it's a large mum plant, and many of the stems should get a chance to bloom, even while being irregularly trampled.