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November 21, 2015


Is it too late to plant a two quart rosemary plant? Will it have time to root before it freezes?



I would plant it ASAP but be prepared to add a little extra mulch around it if we do have extreme cold weather.  Right now they are selling many holiday shaped rosemary plants. They are much happier outside than inside, but in the small pots they are not as winter hardy as if they were planted.  But even well-established rosemary plants took a hit with the cold winters the past two years, so just be prepared to cover or give some help with extreme winter weather.


March 2012

QuestionCould you please tell me what plant I could use as a border for my flowerbed? Right now I have monkey grass and I really don't like it. Is there something I could plant that stays low and doesn't spread everywhere. If I keep the monkey grass, is there anything I can spray on it that will kill the bermuda grass but not hurt the monkey grass.


AnswerIn full sun, candytuft is a nice low growing perennial that makes a good border or edging plant, but it does need to be pruned after flowering. Dwarf daylilies, prostrate rosemary and thyme are also good choices. In the shade you can use heuchera or small ferns. Make sure there is a border between your landscape beds and lawn, or the grass will constantly encroach. Grass specific herbicides such as Grass-b-gone, Over the top, and Ornamec will kill grass without hurting most broadleaf ornamentals, including monkey grass (not a true grass, but actually in the lily family.)


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