Rosemary topiaries

Our rosemary cuttings developed good roots so we started a few of them in pots.

I tied this one to a chopstick inserted next to the plant. According to Elizabeth Terry in Savannah Seasons, the plants can eventually be put into a larger pot and left to grow until they are about three feet tall. The bottom leaves will be pulled off as the plant gets taller. Once it reaches about three feet, the top can be pinched off. Two stalks will grow in its place. Later those two will be pinched off to make four and then those to make eight. The growth will continue to get bushier.

It will take some time but it will be worth it!

(This was first posted last month; we’ll check on this plant again soon and see how it’s progressing.)

(photo by George Cavanaugh)

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