Since I have been living with my dad most of the time to help him with his Alzheimer's, I decided to make a new garden at his place. It is a small planter massively dominated by a clump of live oak trees. Their roots are breaking up the planter and making an unsightly view, so I wanted to plant something on the neighbor and street sides which would eventually conceal the breakage. I chose "Huntington Carpet" prostrate rosemary.
On the house/back side of the planter I've put in some oregano and garlic chives from my garden at home, and planted seeds of many spring vegetables; collards, arugula,chicory,oriental cabbages, beets, and lettuce.
Looks Good Tyler I have seen it suggested that folks with Alz respond positively to smelly plants that remind them of places or situations they lived happily in previous times . The smells being different pathways to memory .
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Looks good Ludi. Is your dad's place in the same planting zone as yours? I've never heard of prostrate rosemary, wonder if i can grow that in zone 7. How tall would you say it gets? Less than 8 inches?
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Thanks! My dad's house is at least a half zone warmer than my place, so more frost-tender things will grow there, though this winter there was a hard freeze which killed some sub-tropicals (or anyway knocked them back).
I think this rosemary grows about a foot tall.
David, I wish my dad had a sense of smell with which to trigger memories, but he claims he has "no nose at all."
While I've been out walking with my dad I've been collecting native flowering shrub seeds in his neighborhood. These cat-poop-looking things are Texas Mountain Laurel seeds which I plan to plant on our land in the country.
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