Tender Perennial Herb
Rosemary is considered a woody herb meaning it has a thicker stem that get more woody than green. It helps tea plant to be sturdy as it grow each season. Kept protected in the cold weather, a rosemary plant can last for many years. Rosemary is also an aromatic defined as pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong-scented; odoriferous. This make the rosemary plant one of the most used herbs in culinary activities.
Propagation of rosemary is best done by cuttings and planting a transplant in your garden is recommended over seed starting as germination is naturally low.
Uses of rosemary herb for flavoring food include adding to olive oils, drying for salts, adding to butters, adding to jams and using the long stem as a BBQ skewer.
Caring for rosemary in your garden: This herb as well as most woody stem herbs DO NOT like wet feet. Meaning, they do not want to be watered a lot or be planted in an area with standing water or poor draining soil. This is the strongest reason for failed herbs, soggy soil and too much watering. If you plant a lot of herbs it is advised to put them together so they can be treated with the sale watering schedule which should be much less than other vegetables in you garden.
The native habitat of Rosemary is on the seaside cliffs of the Mediterranean, this translates to growing well in USDA zones 6-9. It can be grown as an attractive, thick landscape bush as well since its small flowers does attract pollinators and gives birds a resting place in any habitat.