We bought this house that has an enormous backyard. Here, in this corner, was an herb garden. I couldn't wait to start sprucing it up, but as soon as I stuck the shovel into the ground, I knew I was in trouble. It was like cement. Too many issues to list here, lets. just say that we went another direction! Decided it would be useful as a sitting area. Didn't take long to make that work! The sumac caught my eye at the garden store, perfect for adding color.
The few herbs that I was able to rescue, were potted!