It’s April! That means it’s time for the ‘BLOGGING A to Z CHALLENGE’. Everyday this month (except Sunday) bloggers will be blogging to a theme, using different letter of the alphabet – running, of course, from A to Z.
I’m blogging about MEMORY GARDENS: botanical tributes to celebrate our loved ones. Most of my writing is about keeping memories alive, so a spring garden is a perfect match to celebrate loved ones memories. Come join us all month for 26 different posts about Memory Gardens … and then, maybe plant your own tribute to remember your own special person.
A to Z: ‘R’ is for ROSEMARY
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet (circa 1600), he begins Act 4, Scene V with the passage “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance, …” Today, four hundred years later, people still reference ‘rosemary for remembrance’.
Rosemary is an excellent plant for a memory garden. Besides the significance of ‘remembrance’, it’s a plant that’s easy to care for. The fragrance is pleasing. And, even better, it’s a drought tolerant plant requiring little water once it’s established.
ROSEMARY – Remembrance, Fidelity and Loyalty
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Height: 2’ – 6’
USDA Hardiness Zone: Zones 7-10
Sun requirements: Full sun
Water Needs: Little to no water once established