rosemary propagated itself
This weekend I danced a little dance of joy when I discovered that my rosemary had managed to propagate itself.
It's been overwintering on the (incredibly non-ideal) kitchen windowsill, and I've been thinking that I really ought to take some cuttings and try to get them rooted. Just 'cuz. But I haven't done it yet.
I'd also noticed that one of the branches was dipping down pretty low before reaching upward again, and I'd thought that I really ought to tack it down to the soil somehow, and encourage it to root itself. But I haven't done it yet.
This weekend I looked at the plant and saw that the low-reaching branch had taken matters into its own hands, and touched down to the soil to root itself. I gave the branch a little jiggle and a little tug, and it seems to be pretty sturdily attached. I'll give it more time before I detach it from its mother, of course, but I'm pretty excited. The resulting plant will be quite a bit bigger than any of the ones I would have made from cuttings, and with quite a few more branches.
Go, nature, go! The only hard part now is deciding if I'll share the daughter plant with a friend, or keep it for myself...but of course if I keep it, I'll have 2 plants to overwinter rather than 1. Decisions, decisions.