I think the chair is winning.
Spring is coming, so when we went to Home Depot to get silicone caulk, we also bought an Early Start Greenhouse.
I have no idea what we will start in it, but I have a lot of random seeds from New Jersey I could try, assuming I could find where I stored them. I was digging in my front yard in New Jersey a couple of years ago when a neighbor came over to see what I was planting. I was poking the labels into the dirt and she laughed and said "I know it's a good idea to put those in, but I call 'em "grave markers" at my house."
Hopefully this yard will let at least some stuff grow. The junipers I put in last fall still look fine, but it's hard to kill a juniper bush.