Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The gift that keeps on giving

I am one of those people that use fresh herbs...I love especially rosemary and basil (not together).
Our rosemary plant has been doing really well, so I decided to multiply our plant.
First of all, cut 

some rosemary,
clear the bottom from the leaves 
(about 1/3 down)

 to prevent the leaves from molding under water.
Fill a glass jar with water and put the rosemary in there.
Add a ribbon for some Christmas cheer.
After a few days you will see some sprout roots, add water to the jar as needed.
I will be planting those outside around April...
after the frost is over.
This is a no cost project.
Great as gifts too.

Stay Frugal,


Debbiedoo's said...

Oh I just love this and I know how wonderful it smells. I just saw the neatest thing this morning. They took the springs of Rosemary and formed a circle, then had fresh veggies, like mini tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower,etc...it looked like a wreath on the plate. How cool is that?!

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

That is inspiring...alas I have no green thumb. Every year, my in laws give me a rosemary plant and I sadly always kill it. You make it look so easy. I love having fresh herbs. I wonder what I am doing wrong? If only you were my neighbor.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love that scent. it fills the whole house and actually helps me sleep.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know one could root it like this!!! Its too cold in our climate for out door growing but I have one inside, I LOVE the smell and taste!thanks so much for sharing this, yours looks great with the burlap and ribbon!

NanaDiana said...

I love rosemary-it is my favorite herb...well, I also love tarragon....oh and I guess lavender is an herb....Thanks for the info. xo Diana

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Love this, Daniela! What a sweet and simple gift idea.


Kerry said...

Yum, I love fresh herbs and can smell it now! Have you put rosemary in your bread recipe?

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Great idea for a gift! It smells great and love the look of it in a simple jar with ribbon.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I am SO doing that next year! I like to plant rosemary in my herb garden and I'm going to try this to see if I can have some fresh rosemary for Christmas. Chances are good that I will kill it but I'm gonna try!

Revi said...

I've done this with other plants, but didn't know it worked with Rosemary! I love Rosemary...Rosemary bread is a fave.


Ivy and Elephants said...

I love fresh herbs, I'll try this as I try to make my little window garden. Thanks for the great advice!

Kelly said...

I love rosemary trees at Christmas time. They are so pretty and smell so good. You're lucky to have your very own for cooking too.

Cristina Garay said...

That's pretty easy! I love rosemary, but I first need to buy a plant, maybe this is the perfect time with so man pretty Christmas rosemary trees at the supermarket!