Then, in April, a visiting gardener brought me a larger rosemary plant as a gift. I kept it inside until late May. It did not die.
By June both plants were outside in a large pot along the driveway where they received major sun and lots of heat reflected off the blacktop. They did not die.
In fact, they thrived. (Throve?)
By the end of summer both were large and in charge and blooming! (And yet I cannot find ANY pic of this plant in it's glory. Hmmm.)
Anyway, since it was still blooming in November, even after a couple of freezes (they spent those nights under a cover), I decided to see if they would overwinter (being listed as a 'tender perennial').
In mid-November I put the pot under the east-facing sunroom bay window where it will get the most winter sun. There it will be blocked from north and west winds. I nestled the pot into a drift of leaves, tucking more inside the pot and up around the stems.
It was still blooming at the end of the month.
|* rosemary in bloom *|
|* rosemary tucked in for winter *|
But I didn't use them, just kept them close to the kitchen window for decoration.
And darn if those little darlings haven't just up and rooted!
When these cuttings fill the glass with roots, I'll pot them up. Looks like I'll have rosemary one way or the other again next year.
Temperamental my foot.... :-D
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