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Old 06-14-2008, 06:48 PM   #11
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Beautiful GB.
You guys just made my day. I was under the impression they were both annuals!!! :)
I should look again though, because it may not weather well here in the frozen tundra.... I''m in zone 4. I know rosemary doesn't come back for me..... unless I get a very mild winter.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:04 PM   #12
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Beautiful GB.
You guys just made my day. I was under the impression they were both annuals!!! :)
I should look again though, because it may not weather well here in the frozen tundra.... I''m in zone 4. I know rosemary doesn't come back for me..... unless I get a very mild winter.
Yeah, their natural habitat is around the Mediterranean Sea - not exactly tundra, if I recall correctly

You could plant them in containers and bring them in for the winter, or covering them with a thick layer of straw might insulate them enough to help them survive till spring.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:21 PM   #13
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Just looked it up in my book.... Hardy in zone 5. Sorry, I refuse to move to Iowa.
Guess I'll just have to spend a penny or 2 on planting a seed every year.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:22 PM   #14
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If they could survive the winter we just went though then I do not think you have anything to worry about.
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:37 AM   #15
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Suzie,
each herb has a fragrance all it' own..When shopping for plants and the tag is gone, take several leaves and crush them between your thumb and pointer finger, then smell them, basil has a distinct smell that we all know, thyme has it's own milder sweeter smell. In time you will know by their look but your nose will pull you through when they are small and young.
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:06 AM   #16
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Just looked it up in my book.... Hardy in zone 5. Sorry, I refuse to move to Iowa.
Guess I'll just have to spend a penny or 2 on planting a seed every year.
You could put them in a small container and bring them indoors for the winter. Then you can still use them.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:09 PM   #17
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Just looked it up in my book.... Hardy in zone 5. Sorry, I refuse to move to Iowa.
Guess I'll just have to spend a penny or 2 on planting a seed every year.
And just what, pray tell, do you have against my home state?????

DW says the oregano should be fine as long as it is in the ground and not a pot for winter, but the thyme might be a little iffy so if you cover with straw as previously suggested it should do fine.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:09 AM   #18
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:35 PM   #19
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Thumbs up Oregano & Thyme

GB that Thyme is nuclear - awesome! Our oregano grows like weeds but thyme is always kind of ragged, do you keep the flowers pruned from your plants?
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do you keep the flowers pruned from your plants?
I try to, yes. I am not always on top of it like I should be though.
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