Sunday, January 27, 2008

Winter flowers at Wave Hill



These pics of Jasminum nudiflorum and Rosmarinus " Lockwood de Forest" were taken outside on January 12 at Wave Hill in the Bronx. Flowers are hard to come by at this time of year, and I was especially suprised to see the flower on the rosemary. Even more odd was to see that this trailing form of rosemary was doing well outdoors, so far. Rosemary cultivars vary in their cold tolerance, and even the toughest are marginal in our area. Generally the trailing varieties are considered less hardy than some of the upright growing varieties, but "Lockwood de Forest" seemed to be fine, despite some drops into the teens in late December. Perhaps more experimentation in Zone 6/upper 7 is warranted with the trailing rosemary varieties.