A topiary is a plant that has been pruned and shaped as it grows to create a globe shape. You can create topiaries with a wide variety of plants. Using Rosemary adds a fragrant, as well as eye-pleasing, addition to any patio or backyard.
Fill your flower pot or container with a 50/50 mixture of top soil and peat moss.
Plant your rosemary cutting into the topsoil mixture.
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Water until soil is moist.
Cut off the side shoots as they appear. This encourages an upward growth of the plant.
Stake the plant and place in a sunny location for a couple months until it is about 2 feet tall.
Cut about 2 inches off the top of the plant. This stops its upward growth.
Strip off the shoots from the bottom two-thirds of the plant.
Shape the top one-third of the plant into a round shape.
Loosen the stake as the plant grows.
Fertilize once a month.
Shape as needed.