Just spent a heartbreaking afternoon tearing out my herb garden. The winter from heck killed off everything except a couple of native flowers. Some of the plants had been there for over twenty years. The worst was the hardy rosemary. Originally planted as a seedling from a two inch pot in the summer of 1993 it had grown to over five feet in diameter and had a stem that was insanely thick. That plant provided the herb for countless meals, breads and jars of dried rosemary used as gifts. Cuttings had been rooted, potted and given away. As Dan says, I now have a blank slate, in my front yard..in good sun. Now to decide what to put there.