I started my first attempts at a Herb garden last year using pots. I was hesitant to plant anything in the ground because the yard tends to flood so badly. Right now, I have tried to select plants that prefer full sunlight and can withstand heat and drought well (I live in Houston, Tx). While it may not happen very often, if it does rain hard, I believe planting any of the plants I already have in the ground could kill them because the soil doesn't drain well after the back yard floods. The grass itself has that problem and is now being taken over by an invasive grass that thrives when it floods. This grass took root primarily due to flooding at the side of the yard caused by our neighbors sprinkler system - possibly his pool.
Does anyone have any suggestions for plants that can take the flooding and the heat?
I currently have Rosemary, Lavender, Sage (which isn't doing too well- some kind of bugs are eating at it now), and oregano.