If you follow my gardening board on Pinterest you'll already know I have a special place in my heart for Rosemary. I use it in several of my handmade soaps, including Lavender Rosemary, Rosey Goat, and Oh, Bug Off!
|Turkey Creek Farm Rosey Goat Handmade Soap|
I use rosemary in herb mixes, in cooking, to infuse honey, to flavor water...well, you get the idea. In the winter, when everyone is cooped up and sniffling around here, I combine it with other healing essential oils and put it in the essential oil diffuser.
There are so many health benefits of Rosemary...it's rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants, and minerals. Like lavender, it is naturally anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. For aromatherapy, it is an awesome de-stresser, promoting feelings of contentment and well-being. Rosemary essential oil promotes mental clarity, energizes, balances, and, when mixed with a massage oil, stimulates circulation. I combine several drops with Sweet Almond Oil and use it before I go out to weed. After I am all achy, I often combine it with lavender, and put a few drops in a hot bath. So delicious!
Aside from that, I just love the way it looks, and feels. Over the years I've had several rosemary topiaries, some shaped like trees, some shaped like balls. So naturally when I read how easy it was to propagate I had to try it.
Guess what? It worked. Out of 19 plants, I only lost one.
I just followed the directions from Fine Gardening that I pinned on Pinterest.
I used a rooting hormone and took cuttings 4 weeks ago. And here is the result...roots!
So now I have 18 new little Rosemary plants to shape into little topiaries, or plant in the wall garden with the mother plant.
Thank you Mother Plant!
Perhaps you work in a stressful office, or need a little de-stressing during the day. Here's an idea or two...take a little Rosemary plant to work and just give the leaves a little rub every once in awhile to release their healing power, or add a few drops of Rosemary essential oil to some distilled water in a small mister bottle to brighten your cubicle. Combined with a few drops of lavender essential oil and you will stay calm and clear all day!
Or perhaps you are interested in creating your own Rosemary Topiary...BH&G has a nice tutorial here.
|Better Homes and Gardens|
This little guy has been repotted and trimmed slightly and is now taking up residence in the kitchen window. Soon he will be trained into a mini ball standard. So cute!
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