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Rosemary for remembrance?

December 3rd, 2008 at 12:22 pm

I bought a rosemary "tree" before Thanksgiving at the local grocer. It was so pretty, and although I have a small rosemary plant already, I thought it would be a nice fragrant Christmas decoration.

In two days, half the plant was dead and shedding needles like crazy. I nursed it along, but as I headed back to the grocer today, I thought, "I'm taking this ugly thing back." DH said I was crazy and they would never refund my money, but they did!

In fact, it caused great hilarity as everyone came by to take a look, calling it everything from a Recession Christmas tree to a Charlie Brown special. So $16.99 back in pocket and the ugly dead thing out of my house.

4 Responses to “Rosemary for remembrance?”

  1. Analise Says:

    Good for you for taking it back! The tree should have lasted many weeks, not jut a few days.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    You did the right thing!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Two days is an awfully short life, even though rosemary is notoriously hard to keep alive inside, or even outside if you live in USDA zone 6 or colder. I think the plant must have been severely stressed by something ether just before or just after you bought it. Pests? A blast of extreme cold? Roots allowed to sit in soggy soil--water held in the bottom of the pot by one of those decorative foiled covers?

  4. my english castle Says:

    I've had good luck with my rosemary all last winter.
    I think this one had been left somewhere before it got to the grocery. My outdoor/now indoor plant is doing well--but man, this one was ugly!

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