Now With Rosemary

It's kinda sunny today, so it's difficult to get a good picture. (Ignore the laundry.) Also, the drought did a real number on my rosemary. Last year it was all lush and green, this year only about eight inches of the tips could be considered maybe lush, the rest of it is distinctly grizzled and tough.

Still smells lovely though. And the plants have bloomed for the first time in the three years we've had them in the front hedge. Maybe they need drought to bloom? I don't know.

If you're interested in the nitty gritty details… This is trailing rosemary, three strands braided together to make a garland, and then the garland twined around itself (and the stems of the candle holder) to make a wreath. This is about five feet of garland, and it went round two and a half times. I really could have used six feet of garland to go around three full circuits, but I was sick of fussing with it. So half the wreath is a little scant.

Braiding rosemary is a messy project. Be prepared to sweep the table, chair, and floor of your work area. And it really takes a scrubbing to get the rosemary resin off your fingers.


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One Response to Now With Rosemary

  1. melaniebett says:

    Love the rosemary! I bet it smells awesome.

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