For today’s program, Cathy Isom fills you in about the beautiful evergreen that should be a staple in every garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Rosemary a low maintenance plant that’s perfectly happy in a pot on the patio or in a forgotten corner of the garden. It’s a woody perennial that adapts well to containers, making it easy to move indoors if you live in a cooler climate, so you can add the fragrant leaves to your cocktails or cooking all year long.
There are many varieties of rosemary. Some are culinary, and some are better for landscaping. Culinary varieties contain more essential oils which give them their pungent smell and magnificent flavoring. Landscaping varieties have more of a horizontal growth pattern, and several varieties weep or cascade making them lovely in baskets. These varieties can be used for cooking but will not have as intense a flavor.
Rosemary has numerous medicinal properties. It’s considered a tonic, stimulant, and astringent. Traditionally it has been used to soothe joint and muscle pain, improve circulation, and boost the immune system.
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