We've made an amazing amount of progress in the garden over the last week. All of the raised beds have been tamed, thanks to a combination of volunteer and landscape crew efforts. We also began transplanting the herbs from the whiskey barrels into the newly prepared raised beds.
A surprising number of herbs have shown up as the weather gets warmer. They should enjoy their new homes in the much deeper, more spacious raised beds. These lovelies like being able to stretch their legs a bit! It will be exciting to see how tall this evening primrose gets with more room.
Most of our other transplants are doing well, although something seems to have singled out the witch hazel as a snack buffet. We also found lyreleaf sage in one of the whiskey barrels on our last visit. As it gets bigger, it will be even easier to see the purple veins that are so distinctive on this plant.
Over the next few weeks we will be transplanting a few more herbs, and then begin working on a booklet and flyer that visitors can use to explore the different herbs growing in the gardens.