Monday, November 1, 2010


Did some light pruning on the Rosemary Plant this morning in the cool morning air. How wonderful to tend herbs and the peace it brings to the soul. The plant has summered well, and seem to take on the brutal East Texas temps with abandon. If I forgot to give it a drink for a week or two it just kept putting on needles. I have established that the deer have no interest in it, which is a relief. There are very few species the deer won't nibble on. In his wonderful book "The Green Pharmacy" PHD Herbalist James Duke expounds on the amazing recuperative properties of rosmarinic acid. He also states that the herb has anti-oxidant properties that mop up free radicals in the body. It has been nice to have the plant at the ready by the grill for those summer BBQ's. Long used as a meat preservative and spice, teas can also be made with the needles. I will most likely bring this plant into the garage before the first frost this year.

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