Rosemary Plants

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  1. Ants on a Plant
  2. Soft Stem Rosemary
  3. Overwintering Rosemary Inside
  4. Is Rosemary Shrub Acid Loving?
  5. Rosemary Plant
  6. Desert Herb Gardening
  7. Caring for Rosemary
Asked by Anonymous on August 11, 2011
Ants on a Plant

The ants seem to love my rosemary plant. How can I get rid of them when I bring my plant in for the winter?

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Nikki
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Asked by Mommaspice on August 24, 2011
Soft Stem Rosemary

Can I propagate a stem, and if so, how?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you can propagate it from the stem. The soft stem is called softwood. This article will help you with rooting it:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/how-to-propagate-a-rosemary-plant.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on September 6, 2011
Overwintering Rosemary Inside

I have not been successful in bringing my rosemary plants inside for the winter. Leaves turn yellow and they seem to get mites or something. I really don’t want to have to repurchase plants every spring. I live in Seattle and leaving them in a protected spot outside would be great, but I prefer to bring them inside.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you have not read it, this article will help:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/grow-rosemary-indoors.htm

I love neem oil for my houseplants in the winter. It does a great job of keeping off the powdery mildew and pests that can kill indoor plants. Here is more info on that:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by pbranyan on September 7, 2011
Is Rosemary Shrub Acid Loving?

What plants are acid loving?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Rosemary normally likes a pH of between 6-7. For additional acid-loving plants, this article should help: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/acid-loving-plants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on September 14, 2011
Rosemary Plant

There is a sticky white substance on the rosemary plant. It appears in pea sized clumps throughtout the bush. What is it? Is it harmful to the plant or to humans or dogs? When watering the plant, I spray the clumps with the hose, they are easily washed away but reappear. Is it necessary to remove it? Is there a way to keep it from happening?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like you have a pest of some kind, perhaps scale or spider mites. They can sometimes be hard to see. Check the plant carefully for pests. Spraying it daily for a week or so will help to reduce their numbers and treating the plant with an organic pesticide should finish them. These recipes will help with that: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/natural-home-pesticides-organic-garden-pest-control.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on September 14, 2011
Desert Herb Gardening

I live in Phoenix, AZ. and am growing Basil, which is doing very well and I just planted Rosemary. I have no clue how to care for it though. Help.

Asked by thefluesy on September 23, 2011
Caring for Rosemary

I purchased a small rosemary shrub in a pot. Repotted in a bigger pot and it lives on my balcony in full sun. It appears to be losing its dark green leaves and they are going brown. Any ideas how to bring it back to life?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Rosemary in containers need to be kept consistently moist, but not in standing water. I would increase the frequency of its watering.

It may also be a fungus causing the browing. As a precaution, I would treat the plant with a fungicide.

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