Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rosemary Spices Up Drab Winter Landscape.

Byline: A Garden Journal DONNA REDMAN

Green things are hard to come by this time of year in Valencia County.

With cold winter weather, most green plants change to shades of tan and brown.

There are a few evergreen trees growing in yards here and there, but the pine tip moth has decimated, if not killed, many of them. Deciduous trees and shrubs are far more common, and they aren't much to look in the winter. Those few plants that do retain their color throughout the winter prove their worth now.

One of my favorites is rosemary. Its leaves look like pine needles, but while they're dark green on top, the underside is white, giving the plant an overall gray-green color. …

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