Who cannot wait for spring each year...I know I can't! Each day brings new shoots, blooms and buds! But, after wandering around with my camera to capture some spring, I decided to back up a little and give praise to my ever constant Rosemary ('rosmarinus officinalis') before moving on with more spring stuff. (I was wearing shorts the other day when BF Robin called and said they had snow on the ground in Friona, so why not talk a little more winter!)
Rosemary doesn't have showy blooms to speak of and is not a fancy plant by any means, but one I can always count on to get me through the dull winter months with evergreen color (zones 8 to 10) and occasional tiny periwinkle blooms. I've always heard that Rosemary is pretty finicky, but mine seem to thrive on neglect. I just water occasionally and go after them with hedge trimmers a couple of times a year to keep some shape.
Huge mounds of Weeping Rosemary grow over a rock wall and drape into a bed of river rock we created for drainage.
Upright Rosemary standing tall behind a limestone boulder - a good end to the back corner of the yard. Definitely something to look at when the grass is brown and gone for the winter.
And there's those tiny periwinkle blooms I was talking about.