I bought four new rosemary plants this spring and planted them together in a big pot (at right). Four different varieties. I didn't realize rosemary came in different varieties. I have "BBQ", "Salem, "Prostrate" and an unnamed plant grown by Chef Jeff. I wonder if we'll detect any taste differences?
My three year old rosemary plant is getting woody (at left). I think this is just something that happens to older plants. Especially after spending a couple nasty New England winters indoors. Dry air, dark and gloomy - not really very pleasant.
Anyway, rosemary is definitely a spice to enjoy. We put it on grilled pizza, roast chicken, roast vegetables, scrambled eggs, etc. And potatoes - ah yes, fresh little red spring potatoes grilled with rosemary..... yum!