Looks like pine, smells great, but grows on a bush

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  1. jrdugger

    jrdugger New Seed

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    Just bought a house. Found this in a garden in the back. It's a rather large bush and smells kinda pine like. Any ideas what it is?

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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh you lucky person. that's rosemary! A wonderful shrub/herb that can be used for cooking, is a pest repellent, and a great addition to the landscape.
    We have three different kinds of rosemary, and love each and every one.
     
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    AAnightowl Young Pine

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    I was thinking either Rosemary or Yew.

    If it has pinkish red berries with a black seed out the bottom, it would be Yew and is considered toxic. However, when we were kids we ate those berries all the time.

    Rosemary is a lovely kitchen herb if you like your food with a piney taste. It is a lovely plant for those who just want the plant.
     



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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    And if you find you really like the taste of Rosemary you can cut some stems, strip off the leaves and use the bare stem as a skewer for kabobs on the grill or in the oven.
     
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    I have a huge bush in the back garden. I planted two more in Chance's flower bed in the back yard. I use it with chicken when I bake it. You can also chop it small and mix it into biscuit dough. Wonderful!

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