How do you get rosemary to bloom?

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Judy, in your January 14th post you mentioned your rosemary blooming. How long does it take for a rosemary plant to bloom? How do you keep it happy in the winter? I bought mine this past spring from Lowe’s. It was in a 3″ pot. This winter it is just eking along, putting out rather leggy growth, but certainly not blooming. Do rosemaries need to get a certain age, or a certain size before they bloom? Is it the amount of light?

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In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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