Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Rosemary Topiary

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Remember when I bought some rosemary plants and did my little project to turn them into a topiary (click here)? Well, don't be impressed because this is not one of them. Actually, to be honest both of those died. I'm not sure if I killed it by stripping it almost naked or if the heat killed it. Maybe the yogurt I smeared on the planter killed it...who knows??? Luckily I found this one at Trader Joe's last weekend for only $6.99. It came in a plastic pot so I transplanted into this terracotta planter for now. I'm going to be on the look out for a more decorative one ~ more romantic looking. I think I'll wait to see if I can keep it alive first.

15 comments:

Mary said...

Cute find, great price! I have to tell you that I have killed more rosemary plants than I care to remember. If I manage to keep them alive outside all summer, they inevitably die when I try to bring them in for the winter. :(
xoxo,
Mary

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I love many things about your blog..... But one of the things I enjoy most is your openness and transparency about things that don't turn out perfect. You are such a delight.....
Hugs
Linda

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I love Trader Joes, but we don't have one. I buy a trunk load every time I go to St Louis or Indianapolis. Great prices and great stuff.

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled to know that I am not the only one that has trouble with plants. I am looking for a Rosemary Topiary, too. Your's is so sweet.
bj

the feathered nest said...

That is so funny that you posted this today! I was wondering how your topiary was doing just today! I was reading an article on how to trim a a big bush into a spiral and that's what made me think of you.

We got a Trader Joe's this summer and I haven't been in it yet. I really must get to it. Anyway, that's a great price on that rosemary and good luck with this one.

Manuela

Cottage Contessa said...

What a cute little plant! I must be the family black thumb, because the only thing I can keep alive are the self sufficient desert plants that grow where I live. Anything else, well sadly........... Good luck with yours Cindy, the rest of your courtyard always looks very nice too! Amanda(aka Cottage Contessa)

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Bath Cocktails said...

I love the way rosemary smells. I tried to keep one in the house all last winter. Bob got a kick of how dry it got... he said I had dried rosemary on the stem.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I always love those rosemary topiaries, but have never tried to grow a real one either. Hope yours makes it! We grow it outside & I sure enjoy cooking with it.

Rhoda

Alison Gibbs said...

What a lovely Topiary and at such a great price! Maybe you need to have another go at the Topiary.
Alison

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Very cute...I am lucky that in my zone, I can plant rosemary and it lives year round..I have a few plants outside and just run out and snip whne I need some.
Penny

a pink-bee said...

Just posted links to my dream cottage.
Love that topiary, at Christmas our hardware store sells them in living tree shapes.
Have a Happy day :)
crystal

Julie said...

Yes - Rosemary seems to do much better in the ground in Texas too, than in pots and especially better outside than in. I like your honesty though!

Donna said...

I'm somewhat new to your blog, but I love reading it! I check it almost every day. Your rosemary plant is adorable. Good luck with it!
Donna

Regina said...

Your rosemary plant is adorable.
Regina

Kari & Kijsa said...

The topiary is so cute! We love the smell of rosemary. Last year I took sprigs from my garden and tied bundles around my house! Great post!

smiles, kari and kijsa