Has anyone spotted a slug yet? I haven't, nor have I observed any damage from them either. (Knock on wood.) I'm sure they are out there but the warm weather and the dry soils may be holding them off, keeping them way down in the soil where it's still moist and cool. They can stay there too!
The lettuces have responded amazingly to their first cut - within a week there was enough new lettuce grown to cut them again. The arugula has begun to bolt and so has the broccoli! That's never happened to me before.
The peonies - so blowsy already and they barely opened a week ago. I can't bear to cut them for a bouquet and soon the blossoms will be gone. The peony bush has half as many blooms as it did last year. I'll probably divide it in the fall to see if it will stimulate growth for next year.
The baskets and planters with annuals -- lobelia, ivy geraniums, pinwheel marigolds, nasturtiums and red petunias are filling out nicely and blooming happily. And the canary bird vine is greedily grabbing any fixed object in its path to hook on to.