Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Texas Hill Country Herb Garden

The Inn Above Onion Creek has beautiful flower gardens and a productive vegetable garden but the original herb garden in the main courtyard had lost it's way over the years. The large rosemary plants crowded out the mexican mint marigold, tarragon and other herb plants that were planted in the beginning days of the Inn. Well we're ready to bring the herb garden back to it's original glory.

Here you can see Brian Bayer and Chef Marcos Galvan discussing how to revamp the herb garden. We met Brian in a recent blog post about the Kyle 150 market. He tends to a garden at the Michaelis Ranch and supplies the inn with freshly picked organic vegetables, which Chef Galvan uses in many of the Inn's evening meals. Brian also sells his fresh vegetables every thursday at the local farmers market held on the Michaelis Ranch. 

Proudly displaying his hard work, Brian readies a sweet basil plant for planting. If you're located in the Texas Hill Country and you would like help planting a herb garden, Brian is available for hire. He is currently working on a degree in horticulture at Texas State University.

-Bootsie the Cat


  1. I saw a similar garden in Austin Texas. They plant flowers and all kinds of medicinal plants for commercial use.

  2. Will you share Brian's contact information?