Friday, October 16, 2009

Rosemary for Rememberance

Rosemary is such a wonderfully armoatic plant. I wasn't sure I would like it when we planted it at the end of the walkway up to the front door but it's still one of the best things when I come home. As I brush against it walking by it fills the air with its scent.
It's also one of the hardest plants to kill. I rarely water it and, even in the hot July months of Texas, it just doesn't care and keeps on growing. if all plants did this there would be no such thing as a desert.
You also can't cook with all plants so I guess it evens out in the end. It keeps growing and I keep eating it. Well, not by itself but on pork or chicken or in a cream sauce over noodles. Any of these options will do.
It's also good for sachets!


  1. They have lovely scent. You can eat them and I'm sure they won't make you break your back either. Keep them!

  2. Hi Jacob! I think you did good job with chosing a spot for your rosemary. My plant used to grow in a place that was OK during summer, but got pretty wet in fall, winter and spring. It managed to grow to a good size shrub, but never bloomed and died a couple years ago. They say R. doesn't like to have its feet wet, and this is exactly what my plant had. My new plant grows in the dry sunny spot.
    You have a good weekend!

  3. Rosemary is also easy to root, if you take a little heel with the cutting. I set a pot of rooted cuttings in the greenhouse yesterday rather than planting them out, just for the fragrance.

    Potatoes cut in pieces, brushed with oil and sprinkled with rosemary before roasting are delicious, add carrots, sweet potatoes and onion if you choose.

  4. A rosemary plant is a wonderful thing to have. To brush up against it, to eat it-- you described it perfectly. I'm glad you planted it where you did.