Let’s just take a moment to marvel at the fact that the rosemary plants I put on the front hill last June are not only still alive, they seem to be doing really well! But wait, it’s mid-January and this is New England… right?
Rosmarinus officianalis ‘Prostratus’ (Creeping Rosemary) | Zone 7 and up:
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Alcalde’ (Cold Hardy Rosemary) | Zone 6 and up:
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp’ (Cold Hardy Rosemary) | Zone 6 and up:
I realize I’m tempting fate here. Temps are about to dip down to 4 degrees in the next couple of nights, so we’ll see what happens. But so far so good! Come to think of it, this is the second winter outdoors for my three prostrate rosemary plants. Wow. I just realized that.
Luckily the hillside mostly protects them from the wicked north winds and the slope ensures that moisture drains away, which definitely helps. With any luck at all, they will continue to survive. No guarantees. We’ll followup in a month and see how they’re doing then.
For those who care, here’s a reminder of what’s on my front hill.