Rosemary

I’ve been wondering about this wonderful, HUGE plant in the back yard of my son’s next door neighbor. It had these little blue flowers on it and I started to think that it just might be a rosemary plant. I love rosemary. The smell is just heavenly to me. Whenever I see it, I think back to when I bought this herb magazine that comes out quarterly. There was a letter from the editor in the first issue I bought in which she talked about how much she loved rosemary. She said she had a rosemary plant in the front seat of her car and that it reminded her of Christmas and that the smell made her happy. I feel the same way. The smell always makes me happy and it often reminds me of Christmas. I sure wish I had kept all those herb magazine issues.

The neighbors moved a couple of weeks ago and no one else has been assigned the house (we’re on base) so, this afternoon, I sent my granddaughter CV over the fence to get a piece of it so I could see what kind of plant it is. It is indeed the largest rosemary I’ve ever seen! I hope to get some cuttings off of it before I leave so that I can attempt to root it. I know it won’t be easy since it’s such a woody herb, but it will sure worth a try. I also don’t know how it would do in TX, since it’s obviously thriving here in the desert. Beautiful!

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3 Responses to Rosemary

  1. Luckybear says:

    Hi Sharon,I've had really good luck with rosemary here in Texas, so a cutting should stand a good chance.-Kari

  2. Tracey says:

    Hey Sharon! My sister used to live in Vegas & what I thought was her shrubbery turned out to be huge blocks of rosemary like you show. I couldn't believe; her gardeners would keep it trimmed like hedges & the smell was AWESOME. I'd never seen any grow that large – I'm used to pots of it here in the Midwest. Sounds like you should give it a try. I use a 'stick or 2' of it when I make pork roast. Yumm… 🙂

  3. Sundey says:

    I am obsessed with rosemary. I have some growing in a pretty red pot on our porch, my thinking being that I could smell it when I came and went. Sadly I learned that it doesn't really work that way (maybe a good thing for you since with a plant that big it might get a little overpowering) but I use it to cook, to flavor olive oil as a gift, (or in a bunch tied with a bit of twine for a REALLY quick gift) and sometimes I just walk outside and get a sprig to smell. Enjoy it! If it were me, I would pirate as much as I could before the new neighbors moved in, but you are probably nicer than I am. 😉

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