Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Workhorse in the Winter Garden!

This is a wonderful plant in the summer garden and equally good in the winter garden. (The top photo is from our 50 degree day in late January.)  We got a little snow this morning and it looks very happy.  It is called a rosemary-leaf santolina (Santolina rosmarifolia).  It has the yellow button flowers and smell of the santolina, but the leaves of a rosemary.  I love the blue-green color in the winter garden.  Here it is just a little while ago.  I found this wonderful plant at Mulberry Creek Herb Farm in Ohio several years ago.  I think their mail order days are over, but they are located near Cedar Point in Huron, Ohio and I know they would love you to come and visit them.

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