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Asked by charliedog on June 10, 2012
Rosemary Plant

My rosemary plant is in a terracotta pot, but it is dry and brittle and the needles are falling off. Is it dead or dying? What should I do? I live in AZ, so it gets plenty of sunshine and I thought I was careful to not overwater. Help.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is either underwatered or it has a fungus. In hotter climates plants need additional watering, especially in containers. If the plant itself is dried out to the stem, it will not recover. If only the soil is completly dried out, then soaking the pot in a tub of water will help rehydrate the soil again so the plant can get the water it needs.

If you feel it is getting enough water, treat the plant with a fungicide.

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Asked by chell on June 21, 2012
How to Get Rid of an Overgrown Outdoor Rosemary Bush

I have a rosemary bush in my garden that has been there for ages and I want to get rid of it but not sure how to do it?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can simply cut it back and then dig the plant up, getting as much of the root system as possible.

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Asked by tesso on June 30, 2012
Rosemary Bush Pruning and Growing From Cutting

I purned my 12 year old rosemary bush and it seems to have mostly died off. Can I take a cutting and replant it please?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As long as the roots are alive, they will send up new growth. This article will help determine if the plant is still alive: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

This article will help with propagating the plant: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/how-to-propagate-a-rosemary-plant.htm

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Asked by owen on August 4, 2012
Why Is My Rosemary Turning Grey When Drying?

I am trying to dry my rosemary. I laid it out on a counter for a day and then I run my hands down the stalk to remove the leaves (got this info on the net). However, the leaves are turning grey or black. What is the problem?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There is a fungus on the leaves. It is probably pretty humid where you are which makes the problem worse. I would recommend when drying that you have a fan blowing gently over the area you are using for drying or try drying in a paper bag. This will help reduce the humidity so that fungus does not develop.

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Asked by udagsd on September 6, 2012
Rosemary Plant

Help to transplant a rosemary plant from purchased pot to small planter. I purchased a Rosemary plant. It is root bound. Can I pull the roots away from the root ball?  And maybe cut the root ball so it fits in my planter?

Thanks
Pat

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you can. This is called root pruning and is a common practice with root bound plants. When you repot the plant, make sure the container drains well and choose a pot about 1-2 sizes up from the one i is currently growing in. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/learn-more-about-repotting-houseplants.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/prune-roots.htm

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Asked by Missy fou fou on September 14, 2012
I Have a Large Rosemary Bush That Is Failing

Large old rosemary bush. Ten years old. About half of the bush is turning brownish/yellow and dry. Does it need lime or fertilizer? Or is it just getting old? Really hate to lose it. Thank you!

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is likely just getting old. But, it could also be affected by a fungus. I would recommend treating it with a fungicide and see if that will help it. If it does not, then it may be time to replace the plant.

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Asked by Anonymous on September 20, 2012
Rosemary Is Dying

Our rosemary plants are dying. They are about 3 to 4 foot tall. The stems turn brown then the needles fall off.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is either underwatered or it has a fungus. If you feel it is getting enough water, treat the plant with a fungicide.

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