I don't think I could be happy without rosemary growing somewhere nearby. In the spring, summer, and fall, I grow it in containers near my herb garden, and then bring it indoors to over-winter before we get our first frost. It's not easy -- rosemary is finicky to say the least -- but it is more than worth it for the flavor it adds to food and the wonderful aroma the plant gives off. Sometimes, when I am missing summer, I crush a bit of rosemary between my fingers, and am reminded of working in my garden, and how I used to brush past the rosemary while watering, and that gorgeous aroma would fill the air.
Can you tell that I'm missing the gardening season already? Luckily, overwintering rosemary (and other herbs) indoors is not too difficult, and I've already brought several pots of herbs inside.
Rosemary is definitely a plant worth growing. Learn more about growing rosemary from About.com Herb Gardens Guide Amy Jeanroy. And if you're already growing it, why not use it in one of these tasty recipes?