Today was our first day working together in the garden! It felt good to dig around in some high-quality dirt. We spent most of the afternoon spreading compost in the *Magical* Herb and Flower Garden. Derek, Planting Manager and Minister of Decay, kindly organized and guided our endeavors. While we were shoveling and raking the deepest, darkest, most magical compost in the history of humankind into three rows, several golfers solicited our advice on cultivating desirable plants without creating an ideal environment for weeds. We did our best to provide them with some sage advice even though our professional gardening careers are just getting off the ground. We sowed the three rows with basil (Siam Queen Thai and Purple Opal), cilantro (Slo Bolt), echinacea, sage, and thyme. We also planted sunflowers along the wall of the building, morning glories along the fence, marigolds at the ends of each row, and nasturtiums in the row closest to the building. We noticed the spearmint by the rosebush just outside the fence is proliferating rapidly, so we’re looking forward to a summer filled with mint iced tea, melon and mint tabbouleh, and pesto with mint. Lindsey, who is of legal drinking age, is also looking forward to mint juleps.