Actually the chives are pretty lush. I bought them last summer from a grocery store, and they've been doing very well, especially since I haven't been eating them quite so much in the past few months.
The other pot is garlic - also from a grocery store. They sprouted in the fridge so I thought I'd plant them to see what happens. Possibly I should've separated the cloves into separate pots first. However, I didn't want to break any delicate new roots, and also I have a bizarre plant phobia.
Right now they're out my front door, where I can easily bring them inside if it dips too near freezing at night. Later when it warms up enough they'll be on the back patio with all the bugs and dirt-digging critters (I'll have to watch for randomly sprouting oak trees).