Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Sweetest Smell

You know the sweetest smell in the garden right now - is on my porch. I just pruned the rosemary and the entire house smells of this very fragrant shrub. I really whacked it back (and it will recover quite nicely thank you) and collected a goodly number of stems for drying.

The nice thing is that the new growth coming on after this pruning will be produced in higher sunlight levels and will be shorter and stockier. Heavy pruning produces a nicer plant.

But I do love the fragrance. I confess I often squeeze the leaves/branches quite hard when I pass by the plant to get the oils on my hands.

It's the little things that make gardening so much fun.


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