Saturday, January 26, 2013

Blogger Benefits

Besides being a great way to pass the time in ones reclining years, bogging offers the benefit of self-aggrandizement. With the latter in mind I want to show off one of my gardening accomplishments.
In the spring of 2011 I had a desire to put in a small herb garden. I planned on the classic >
 - Parsley - Sage - Rosemary - & - Thyme -

Well 3 out of the 4 were quite easy to germinate from seed but Rosemary was more of a challenge. Here is the link to the post in March that describes in detail the challenge of getting Rosemary to sprout from seed. 

Below is the fruit of my labor

I carefully transplanted these sprouts and eventually planted them outside in my herb garden. Well the season passed and I thought, I'll bring one of the Rosemary plants ( they had now become plants) into the house to overwinter. Rosemary is not hardy to zone 4. That proved to be a success so in 2012 the little Rosemary plant went back outside and grew nicely. In the fall last year, I transplanted it into another pot and brought it back into the grow center. Now before I show you this ROSEMARY BUSH, let me first polish my fingernails on my shirt.

OK, drum roll please, TA-DA!!

Please notice, this thing has got a TRUNK on it. The plant marker is courtesy of my daughter who brought the rock from
Lake Superior and then carefully lettered it for me.

But I have to confess, it really wasn't all that hard to achieve. Now I'm considering trying to shape it into some sort of topiary. But I've got to read up on that first.
Coming up, More herbs in the GrowCenter.

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