How big is it? Maybe it needs some trimming. I know Rosemary can grow
very large but perhaps a little shock to it's system might make it flower.
It might need a change of location, too.
I miss my Rosemary. I left mine behind when I moved so I never got to own
it for longer than a summer. I wanted to know what would happen to it a
few years down the line... :(
Do you use it when cooking? Fresh rosemary is great in lots of meat
dishes. Use it more sparingly than dried until you get an idea of how
strong it is and how much you like it. We used it for crock-pot roasts and
the flavor was just wonderful.
Probably too shady (as far as I can tell from the photo).
I wouldn't try to "fix" this by doing anything to your existing plant.
Rosemary can be kind of finicky about where it deigns to grow (and
overwinter), so I'd just put up with a non-flowering plant (and start
from a cutting if you want to try putting one in a sunnier spot - read
up on how to root Rosemary cuttings). There isn't any especially
compelling reason why you need your rosemary to flower; it is an
attractive plant with or without the flowers.
On Sep 16, 8:45?am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you don't know what it is how can you say it's an herb, and I
wouldn't assume a culinary herb unless you can describe how it smells
better than "lovely". Have you tasted it, you'd know rosemary right
away. At first glance those long narrow leaves look needlelike so
they somehat resemble rosemary needles but I think not. Rosemary is
bushier and dosen't branch like that and would have bark, nor are
their needles on its primary branches. And then again there are other
plants in that picture, perhaps I'm focusing on the wrong one...
there's one there that sure looks like thyme at first glance but now
I'm leaning more torwards pyrocantha, but perhaps not. Your photo is
kind of crowded and doesn't depict detail very well... you need to
also include a tight close up of whichever plant your talking about.
It would also help to know what planting zone you're in.
Being the simple minded ones you are of course that's what you'd say.
I don't think that's rosemary and the longer this thread goes on the
more convinced I am that it's something else or somebody is trolling.
And it's really too late already... if this Derek (who has posted two
more times) hasn't anwered my question by now regarding taste and
smell then if he now admits it's rosemary then he's simply a troll. I
was convinced he's a troll or that's truly not rosemary as soon as he
posted that he had a rosemary plant previously. There is no way
someone whose been acquainted with rosemary previously, if ever so
briefly, wouldn't recognize another rosemary plant immediately, even
blindfolded... of all culinary herbs the redolence of rosemary (pine)
is probably the most readily recalled. For anyone who has had a
rosemary plant previously to not identify another rosemary plant is
tantamont to someone not identifying mint (any variety) when they've
known it previously... don't need any stinkin' picture for either,
only a nose.
It *would* help to have a better staged picture with something in it to
define scale. There are many plants in view. The tall rosemary-like
plant seems to be fronted by a similar looking plant but with somewhat
broader leaves. The tall rosemary plant also appears *very* tall and
more rangey than a rosemary would usually be. Yup, a better picture with
something for scale would have been helpful. If it is a rosemary, it's
not like a rosemary I've seen.
Sorry, I don't agree. Scale in the picture is provided by the
earth/ground level showing at the bottom right hand corner, and the
small round leaves on the plant in the bottom left corner, which is a
cotoneaster. From those, the rosemary appears to be no taller than 3 ft.
There's a black wrought iron fence just behind the bushes which appears
to be fencing off a pool area on the other side and also provides a
???? In its native Mediterranean, or in temperate climates where
rosemary can survive winters outside in the garden, it's common to see
bushes 6 or 8 ft tall.
Some rosemaries are prostrate and some fastigiate; and all habits in
between. The weight of snow can make taller branches sag permanently.
In a cool climate like mine, only the parts of rosemary bushes which
get full sun, will produce flowers; and never as thickly as they do
around the Mediterranean. Here, shaded lower branches produce leaf only.
I would guess that the OP's rosemary has bever flowered because it
hasn't had enough direct sun at the right time of day, to ripen the wood
sufficiently for flowering.
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