Friday, November 23, 2007

Follow Up: Rosemary

The other day I wrote about layering rosemary plants. Layering is the process of propagation where roots are formed by placing the stem of the plant underneath rooting medium (soil) to allow it to root with the support of the parent plant. If you look closely at the picture to the left you can see small roots being formed at the base of the plant. These roots will continue to grow and will eventually be able to support their own plant.

Rosemary grows very well outdoors in Tennessee. Yesterday while visiting my parents house for Thanksgiving dinner I took an updated picture of the rosemary.
The picture on the left (it's the same one in the layering rosemary post) was taken a year ago and here it is now! Notice how the large rock in the first picture has been devoured by the spreading herb. Like I said, it grows well in Tennessee!


2 comments :

  1. That's interesting about layering rosemary. Some of mine have naturally layered where they sprawled on the ground, but I never thought of encouraging them to do that. I just learned this year (I think it was from Gotta Garden) that rosemary cuttings are really easy to root in water. I tried it in the spring with good results, and I may try some now with some plants that I have doubts about their winter hardiness.

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  2. Its a great way to get new plants, that's for sure. Rosemary just grows so well, why not have more of it! Thanks for stopping by!

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