When I returned home from the farmers' market after lunch, I brought a big pot of daylilies that a lady had given me. She was dropping them off at the market for anybody, but I said, "Oo Oo! I'll take them!"
Since we were already dirty, and all the correct tools were at hand, I asked if we could also dig an herb bed and put all my potted herbs in the ground. And we did.
Some of these herbs I'd been tending in pots since the spring. But some of them I've had in pots for many years. The oregano, I know for a fact, was over-wintered at my parents' house in the NC mountains long ago ... I think after we moved from Prattville, AL, so about 2004.
And finally, it goes in the ground.
I have a rosemarry in the foreground. Then 3 oregano clumps, one of chives, one tarragon, one basil, one sage, one rather dead thyme that I hope recovers, and two old mint clumps. At least I'm not starting from scratch (especially this time of year, which would be bizarre), and they are well established. The basil, of course, won't last past the frost.