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How to Make a Rosemary Topiary, by Whitney of The Curtis Casa

Posted by: on December 3rd, 2012 | One Comment

DIY Rosemary Topiary from Whitney of The Curtis Casa

 

Propagating herbs is an easy and inexpensive method for any gardener, young or seasoned pro, to expand your collection. Guest contributor Whitney Curtis is the lady behind the blog The Curtis Casa. She shows us how to propagate rosemary in the form of an easy-to-make mini rosemary topiary. It’s great for hostess gifts, table settings or to decorate your patio. 

I chose rosemary for its strong scent and thick leaves. This project is simple, you can whip up this rosemary topiary and five others in about an afternoon. All it takes is four main steps: Snip, Dip, Plant and Shape.

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Using Drought Tolerant Perennials in Your Container Herb Garden

Posted by: on April 18th, 2012 | 4 Comments

Drought tolerant perennials in a window box

 

Here’s a DIY container herb garden project that will set you up with a fairly low maintenance little garden that should come back each spring, and last for years to come. Plus, it will use less water than other herb gardens, which is great for water conservation.

The key is using drought tolerant perennials.

In the window box shown above, I used lavender, rosemary and sage (from left to right); these three herbs always play nice together because they all like well-drained soil and full sun.

To get started, you’ll need:

1 window box with a coco liner
1 lavender plant
1 rosemary plant
2 small sage plants (or 1 large sage plant)
potting soil
Shake ‘n Feed (optional)

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